Location Specific Knowledge and Fieldwork in Temperate Forest and Nature Management
The course is a preparatory course for the subsequent course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management. The course includes training in locating and assessing location specific literature; conducting critical online discussions as part of project preparation; preparing and analysing empirically based studies on contemporary sustainable forest and naturemanagement topics; discussing the selection of appropriate data collection instruments; finalising a fieldwork project proposal.
MSc Programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management
The aim is to impart a thorough understanding of the importance
of field work preparation. It includes a systematic review of
literature within contemporay topics within sustainable
forest and nature management. The course is providing the fundament
for the course Sustainable Forest and Nature Management.
Knowledge: An in-depth factual location specific knowledge, building on theoretical knowledge obtained in other courses, relevant to temperate forest and nature management issues
Skills: The course will develop students’ theoretical and practical skills with emphasis on (i) ability to collect, analyse and evaluate appropriate qualitative and quantitative information, and combining this with (ii) choice of appropriate research tools in order to plan high quality field work.
Competences: Students will learn to apply theory and methods within sustainable forest and nature management to describe and predict problems and develop suggestions for their solutions. In-depth location specific factual knowledge; ability to collect, analyse and evaluation qualitative and quantitative information; ability to select and design relevant data collection instruments; ability to design coherent research project proposal; ability to reflect on risks and ethics in relation to data collection in developing countries.
Teaching is done through internet based e-modules. Each module contains well-defined learning objectives, literature and exercises, including multiple-choice self-tests and mediated online discussions. Students will work in inter-institutional virtual groups to arrive at project proposals that will form the basis for field work in the Joint Summer Module
this course is a prerequisite course for the summer course
Sustainable Forest and Nature Management
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Written assignmentDescription of Examination: Each student will develop a literature and research synopsis. Final grade will be based 100 % on the synopsis.
Weight: Research synopsis 100%.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment
To obtain the grade 12 the student must fullfill the Learning Outcome
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 4
This is a joint e-learning course run in collaboration with 4 other European universities.
This course is only relevant if you are also joining the blok 5 course Summer School in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management
- no limits, online course which is compulsory for MSc SUFONAMA
students. Not open to students from other programs.
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Natural Resources, Environment and Animal Science
- Department of Food and Resource Economics
- Faculty of Science
- Niels Strange (3-707576426b687471306d7730666d)
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