Global Forest Conservation (3) Ecological, economic, technological, and political aspects of forested ecosystems in a global context, emphasizing tropical and developing countries.
FOR 488Y Global Forest Conservation (3)
Forested ecosystems cover one third of world’s land area, and about two billion people depend on forest products for their livelihood. Students in this course will learn about trends in global forest cover, human demands on forests in different parts of the world, and how national and international institutions and policies regulate forest use. Topics covered include tropical deforestation, biodiversity, climate change, poverty, forest production and trade. Students come away from the course with an understanding of the diversity of forestry practices around the globe.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in natural sciences and 3 credits in social and behavioral sciences
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.