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  • Second Year | MEDfOR
    demands and stresses that require new forestry strategies Forester need new foundation that allow them to develop forestry strategies to provide goods and services while ecosystems structure and functions are maintained and enhanced Thus the MEDfOR specialization on Adaptive forestry strategies to provide good and services while coping with global change challenge provides methods and foundations that will allow students to apply this advanced knowledge to address and develop these new forestry strategies With this aim this MEDfOR specialization compiles multidisciplinary knowledge on Geo statistical analyses applied to land management concepts and practices focused on Mediterranean forests Forest Entomology and Forest Pathology applied to management conservation and use of Genetic Resources in forest species and the study of new tools for new challenges The specialization covers four courses and a seminar by using practical examples and study cases approach These courses and seminar will be conducted by professors and researchers from University of Valladolid and CIFOR INIA integrated in the Joint Institute on Sustainable Forest Management UVa INIA Courses Silviculture under multifunctional objectives 6 ECTS Genetic resources conservation and Molecular Markers 6 ECTS Forest pest and diseases 6 ECTS Geo Statistical Analysis 6 ECTS Learning by doing in forestry New

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  • Learning by doing in forestry: New tools for new challenges | MEDfOR
    by doing in forestry New tools for new challenges UV Introduction First Year Second Year Valladolid Practical Information Contacts Learning by doing in forestry New tools for new challenges Institution UVa MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd X Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Dr Felipe Bravo Dr Miren del Río Dr Sven Mutke MSc Andrés Bravo Oviedo MSc Ricardo Ruiz Peinado Web Site Objectives The course focuses on Adaptive Forest Management it is structured in four main chapters that cover i Forest Management under global change ii silvicultural path design iii quantitative silviculture and iv monitoring experimentation and data analysis Programme topics 1 Identify the main impacts of global change on forestry and its opportunity to mitigate the GC effects 2 Use different quantitative approaches to evaluate monitor and design silvicultural methods 3 Elaborate models to project silvicultural paths 4 Design experiments to obtain useful information to operational forestry Assessment Seminar Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry Research http www cifor org International Forestry Students Association http www ifsa net

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/uv/second-year/LearningByDoingForestry (2015-12-29)
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  • Forest biotechnology | MEDfOR
    3rd edition Former Master Thesis and Works Contacts Home Universities UT University of Tuscia 2nd Year Forest biotechnology UT Introduction Second Year Tuscia Practical Information Contacts Forest biotechnology Institution University of Tuscia MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd x Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturer Elena Kuzminsky Web Site www agraria unitus it interna asp Objectives To know basic elements and methods of forest biotechnology and to gain familiarity with techniques and technologies currently being used and with the potential of biotechnology for Mediterranean forest tree improvement Programme topics Basic concepts of plant biotechnology In vitro culture of Mediterranean forest trees Methods of genetic transformation of forest trees Applications of recombinant DNA technology for the improvement of forest trees Molecular markers and Marker Assisted Selection Assessment Course requirements include laboratory exercises and a final exam Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry Research http www cifor org International Forestry Students Association http www ifsa net FAO Forestry http www fao org forestry en IUCN IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature http

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ut/second-year/ForBiotechnology (2015-12-29)
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  • Forest ecophysiology | MEDfOR
    Tuscia 2nd Year Forest ecophysiology UT Introduction Second Year Tuscia Practical Information Contacts Forest ecophysiology Institution University of Tuscia MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd x Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Paolo De Angelis Web Site www agraria unitus it interna asp Objectives To know basic elements and methods of forest ecophysiology and to gain familiarity with techniques and technologies currently being used and with the potential of quantitative methods for functional analyses of Mediterranean forest ecosystems Programme topics Morphologic and functional features of the main organs of forest trees adaptation and acclimation Growth and development of forest trees and responses to environmental factors and stresses Tree architecture and microclimate within forest ecosystems Transpiration and water stress Photosynthesis and carbon cycle of forest ecosystems Quantitative methods for forest ecophysiological analyses Introduction to mathematical models for Mediterranean ecosystem analyses Assessment Course requirements include laboratory exercises and a final exam Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry Research http www cifor org International Forestry Students Association http www ifsa net FAO Forestry http

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  • Soil Biochemistry | MEDfOR
    Soil Biochemistry UT Introduction Second Year Tuscia Practical Information Contacts Soil Biochemistry Institution University of Tuscia MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd x Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturer Riccardo Valentini Web Site www agraria unitus it interna asp Objectives To understand relationships between environmental international institutions treaties agreements and conventions and forest management and protection To gain familiarity with forest governance strategies and tools and environmental change scenarios To know the context of forest measures for mitigation and adaptation to environmental changes Programme topics The crisis of the global environment International institutions treaties agreements and conventions concerning the environment and the forests Global and national policies for the implementation of the International treaties agreements and conventions Forest and environmental governance strategies and tools Environmental change scenarios for the Mediterranean regions Forest political and management responses for the mitigation and adaptation to environmental changes Assessment Course requirements include a final exam Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry Research http www cifor org International Forestry Students Association http www ifsa net FAO

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  • Management and treatment in mountain and Mediterranean forests | MEDfOR
    ECTS Specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Knowledge of ecology and general forestry is strongly recommended Lecturers Mario Pividori Web Site http en didattica unipd it offerta 2015 AV AV2091 2014 003LE 1134590 Objectives Sustainable forest management SFM is based on environmentally socially beneficial and economically viable management of forests for present and future generation In its broadest sense SFM encompasses the administrative legal technical economic social and environmental aspects of the conservation and use of forests These different aspects are addressed in other courses of the curriculum which all together represent the scientific base for SFM The main objective of the course in SFM is to apply this integrated set of skills concentrating on forestry principles and practices and on indicators of biodiversity for ecologically SFM Programme topics 1 Sustained forest ecosystem management 2 Conservation of biodiversity 3 Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources 4 Maintaining productivity for production of forest products 5 Maintenance and enhancement of cultural and recreational functions 6 Maintenance of forest contribution to global carbon cycles 7 Maintenance of the health and vitality of forest ecosystems Assessment Final oral and written test with quiz and open question

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/up/first-year/sustainableforestman (2015-12-29)
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  • Insect Ecology and Biodiversity Management | MEDfOR
    Objectives The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of insect ecology with particular interest for the species causing epidemics in the forest The insect plant relationships and the tritrophic relationships with the natural enemies will be explored Possible applications to the integrated pest management of key species in forest ecosystems will be considered Programme topics 1 Insect abundance and distribution species area relationships 2 Diversity of forest insects in relation to tree species feeding guilds and to the history of forest stands Classification of the outbreaks and related examples 3 Population dynamics demographic growth versus mortality Population cycles in different types of forest ecosystems Ecological factors affecting the populations of forest insects 4 Effects of climate and temperature including climate change 5 Mechanisms of resistance developed by the host plants and adaptations of the insects 6 Role of competition and of natural enemies in population regulation 7 Principles of integrated pest managements based on the knowledge of the insect ecology 8 Prevention direct and indirect control economic assessment of costs and benefits of IPM in forestry 9 Management of biodiversity in protected and managed forests 10 Risks and benefits of the release of dead wood

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/up/first-year/InsectEcolandBiod (2015-12-29)
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  • Forest Policy | MEDfOR
    programme x MEDfOR 30 ECTS Specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites No prerequisites are requested attendance to the course Forest economics in mountain areas is advisable Lecturers Davide Pettenella Web Site http en didattica unipd it offerta 2014 AV AV2091 2014 000ZZ 1107356 Objectives The course general objective is to reach a knowledge and understanding in a field of forest and forest related policies to handle complexity and formulate judgements on the decision taken by public and private actors related to the use of forests with special reference to the mountain areas The students will get the opportunity to acquire knowledge of dynamic relationships among territory actors resources various instruments to policies coordination and implementation environmental energy agricultural and climate policies at international EU and national level influencing mountain areas public and private stakeholders acting at international national and local level in the policies making process related to the use of mountain resources Programme topics 1 Actors both private and public and coalitions 2 Conflict situations and the potentials of forest policies development and implementation with special reference to the role of forests in mountain areas 3 International normative framework institutions processes hard and soft laws UNPP MCPFE UN FCCC and KP CBD FLEGT and FLEG 4 Mountain Partnership and the initiatives for the Alpine and Carpathian mountains will be taken as case studies 5 Connection among forestry wood sector and other important sectorial policies namely the rural development policies and the EC Common Agriculture Policy and renewable energy policies and environmental policies with reference to the Kyoto Protocol implementation and the policies for biodiversity protection and landscape conservation Assessment Final oral and written test with open question test Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/up/first-year/ForestPolicy (2015-12-29)
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