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701-1663-00L  Exploring Resilience of Tropical Forest Landscapes

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersC. Kettle, C. D. Philipson
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThis course will run in complement to 701-1661-00 Conservation and Development in Complex Landscapes.

Catalogue data

AbstractA highly interactive learning experience with real world exposure to the challenges associated with conservation and management of tropical forest systems. Designed as a complementary course to Rain Forest Ecology 701-0324-00L. Students will gain first-hand experience of tropical forest landscapes and the challenges associated with conducting ecological research in this fascinating environment.
ObjectiveThe course will have four core learning objectives: 1) provide students with an understanding and experience of a range of tropical rainforest systems, and an appreciation of the challenges of managing these landscapes to provide multiple ecosystem services. 2) To develop their creative and critical scientific thinking and experimental design in the context of tropical field ecology. Specifically through design and implementation an Adaptive Management approach to tropical forest landscapes. 3) Students will develop their understanding of multiple stakeholders perspectives in the context of landscape management in SE Asian develop the knowledge to discuss this issues with experts in the field. Students will present their Adaptive Management Plans to senior Forest Researchers in the forest department at the FRC Sabah and engage in dialogue regarding diverse perspectives in forest and landscape management. 4) To develop their team building skills to work in culturally diverse groups and under sometimes challenging conditions to work toward a common research goal.
ContentProposed topics to be covered within the scope of the projects and based upon the expertise of the course lecturers: Tropical Ecology, Forest Ecology and Forest Botany. Tropical Forest management and restoration. Conservation biology, Animal behaviour, tropical entomology. Biodiversity and ecosystem function. Resilience and Adaptive Management.
LiteratureLiterature presented in Tropical Rainforest Ecology
Prerequisites / Notice701-0324-00 G Rain Forest Ecology

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersC. Kettle, C. D. Philipson
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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701-1663-00 GExploring Resilience of Tropical Forest Landscapes
This field trip takes place in Borneo from January 23 - February 13, 2017.
This field trip takes place every other year. In between the field trip 701-1661-00 Conservation and Development in Complex Landscapes takes place.
120s hrsC. Kettle, C. D. Philipson


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Environmental Sciences BachelorEcology and Conservation BiologyWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterEcosystem ManagementWInformation