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  • How to apply | MEDfOR
    REQUIRES A good first university degree on the field of economics or sciences High proficiency in English Strong personal statement of motivation Good recommendations from two references of which at least one is academic CV At the time of application you must supply proof of your BSc degree as well as the required language test or be tested in an interview for your English level Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the EMMC student intake concerned by the EMMC scholarship can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and can be selected by the consortium under the condition that the student obtains the required degree prior to the beginning of the Master course intake concerned You should send all this documents together with the application form to MEDfOR Erasmus Mundus Secretariat Catarina Tavares Instituto Superior de Agronomia Universidade de Lisboa Edifício Mário de Azevedo Gomes Florestais Tapada da Ajuda 1349 017 Lisboa Portugal Alternatively you can send the information by e mail to ctavares isa ulisboa pt However certified transcripts of your bachelor or and master degree should be send by postal mail with the letters from the references which should be sealed ASSESSMENT All applications are assessed by at least two faculty members appointed by or part of the MEDfOR Commission Decisions on acceptance or not into the MEDfOR programme is made by the MEDfOR Commission To each assessment category i e academic potential including undergraduate point average UPA of the 180 ECTS degree or equivalent relevant work experience motivation and recommendations is allocated a grade between 1 poor and 5 outstanding A final application grade is obtained using a weighting system whereby 65 of the final grade is allocated to academic potential 15 to relevant work experience and

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  • First Year | MEDfOR
    ULisboa Lisbon Portugal The MEDfOR 48 ECTS sub programme by ULisboa aims at providing students with a graduate level preparation in the full range of disciplines essential to the wise use and management of Mediterranean forest lands It builds from a pool of courses offered in ULisboa that has a solid anchor on the scientific areas of i earth sciences ES ii biology and ecology BE iii mathematics M iv forest engineering FE and v social and management sciences SMS Each student individual 48 ECTS sub programme at ULisboa will be tailored according to the applicant former competences and academic and professional interests This sub programme will be designed so that every student whatever the background not necessarily a forestry one might a acquire fundamental knowledge about the Mediterranean forestry chain and b develop within the whole EMMC the habilitation and the competences needed to address Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management challenges These are the learning outcomes goals of this 48 ECTS sub programme It will provide the knowledge needed for every student to choose the specialization option in the second year that better addresses her his education and professional objectives Courses First Semester Forestry Governance 6 ECTS Forestry I 6 ECTS Forest Models 6 ECTS Forest Management and Certification 6 ECTS Natural Resources Management 6 ECTS Second Semester Geographical Information Systems 6 ECTS Applied Operations Research 6 ECTS Wildlife Management 6 ECTS Fire Ecology and Management 6 ECTS E Learning E LEARNING Research and project development methodology applications 3 ECTS Of these 9 courses students must do 8 courses 4 Courses are obligatory Natural Resources Management Forest Management and Certification Applied Operations Research Forestry Governance Students should choose other 4 courses from the remaining 5 Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José

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  • Forestry I | MEDfOR
    ECTS Soil 6 ECTS Forest Biology 6 ECTS or override permit by the lecturer Lecturers Maria Helena Almeida Manuel Madeira Henrique Ribeiro João Santos Pereira Web Site not available Objectives Considering that Silviculture is the art and science of controlling the establishment growth composition health of forests to meet society forest products and services needs students should get knowledge in order to implement and to manage forest management programmes Programme topics Forestry activities used on the general management activities are studied on this course Topics that are focussed are Introduction to Forestry Forest Environment and Plant Nutrition Forest ecosystem regeneration Forest reproductive material manipulation Assessment Evaluation is based on the preparation of a forestry project and a final exam that will cover all the classes topics In order to be admitted to the final exam students are obliged to prepare a forestry project for one of the sites visited during the field trip which will correspond to 30 of the final classification As a piece of the continuous evaluation students have the possibility to perform an intercalate test optional if the students get a mark of 12 in a classification between 0 20 the topics covered in this test are

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  • Forest Models | MEDfOR
    sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st 2nd x Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Silviculture II 6 ECTS and Forest Inventory 6 ECTS or override permit by the lecturer Lecturers Margarida Tomé José Tomé Web Site http www isa utl pt def disciplinas ifmcp Objectives The student must acquire the competences needed to prepare the plan for a management oriented forest inventory to coordinate participate in the realization of such inventories to process the respective data and to use forest models in order to simulate alternative forest management prescriptions The student must also get the competences to use all the above tools in a combined way to prepare forest management plans Programme topics I Forest inventory planning preparation of the base cartography selection of a sampling design decision about the number type and dimension of the field plots preparation of field protocols preparation of data processing protocols II Forest inventory data processing data organization into an ACCESS data base elaboration of queries for data processing data analysis for definition of management units homogeneous stands preparation of information for the initialization of forest growth models III Introduction to forest growth models growth functions and growth functions formulated as different equations structure of the main types of forest growth models yield tables whole stand models diameter distribution models individual tree models structure of a simple process based models the 3PG model forest growth models available in Portugal methods to predict non wood goods and services and other sustainability indicators IV The use of forest models to support the preparation of forest management plans individual projects made by the students Assessment Course requirements include 2 practical tests 50 and a final exam 50 Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges

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  • Forest Management and Certification | MEDfOR
    Lisbon Practical Information Contacts Forest Management and Certification Institution ULisboa MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Forest Biology 6 ECTS and Forest Inventory 6 ECTS or override permit by the lecturer Lecturers José G Borges and Pedro O Carvalho Web Site http www utl pt paginaescolas php area 17 escola 247 curso 1006 disciplina 2008056626 Objectives To know basic elements and methods of forest management and certification To understand how economic and decision analysis concepts are applied to plan forest management certification and protection To gain familiarity with some techniques and technologies currently being used in forest management and certification To know the context of forest management planning and certification Programme topics 1 Introduction to forest management and certification 2 Forest economics and valuation 3 Forest management and conservation planning 4 Forest management certification 5 Seminar Assessment Course requirements include the presentation of a class summary 10 a class project 30 and a final exam 60 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

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  • Natural Resources Management | MEDfOR
    Second Year Lisbon Practical Information Contacts Natural Resources Management Institution ULisboa MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites 6 ECTS in Management or registration override permit by the instructor Lecturers José G Borges Pedro O Carvalho and João Palma Web Site http www utl pt pagina php area 155 curso 2008052076 disciplina 2008056620 Objectives To understand how advanced methods and computer use may enhance natural resources management and conservation To gain experience in applying landscape level scheduling models with emphasis on problem formulation and interpretation of results To explore specific methods and tools that are of interest to the individual student Programme topics 1 Introduction to ecosystem management planning Operations research models and multiple criteria methods 2 Economics and project evaluation 3 Advanced stand level and landscape wide management scheduling approaches 4 Information and communication technologies ICT in natural resources management Assessment Course requirements include a mid term exam 40 and a final exam 60 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

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  • Geographic Information Systems | MEDfOR
    University of Lisbon First Year Geographic Information Systems ULisboa Introduction First Year Second Year Lisbon Practical Information Contacts Geographic Information Systems Institution ULisboa MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme x MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Mathematics Statistics or Computer Science 12 ECTS or override permit by the lecturer Lecturers Manuel Campagnolo and Graça Abrantes Objectives This GIS course introduces the analytical use of geospatial information Students learn practical skills of using GIS and spatial analysis and will develop an understanding of spatial analysis methods The course will provide hands on experiences of spatial analysis using GIS software ArcGIS Programme topics GIS software Geographic data modeling GIS data collection Creating and maintaining geographic databases Visualization and user interaction Geographic query and analysis Creating and analyzing 3 D surfaces Raster analysis Satellite imagery Advanced spatial analysis Assessment Course requirements include a class project 40 and a final exam 60 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

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  • Applied Operations Research | MEDfOR
    Second Year Lisbon Practical Information Contacts Applied Operations Research Institution ULisboa MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Linear Algebra Lecturers José Tomé Web Site not available Objectives The course is an introduction to mathematical programming linear programming linear integer programming and dynamic programming PERT CPM techniques are also taught Special emphasis is given to linear modeling focusing on how problems can be expressed as linear programs and the interpretation of computer outputs Examples and laboratory exercises are applications of the different methods to natural resource management problems mainly forest management problems The emphasis is not in how particular methods work but rather how they can be used Programme topics Linear programming basic elements assumptions graphical solution methods simplex method duality and economic interpretation sensivity analysis and post optimization Goal programming Linear integer programming brief introduction to the branch and bound algorithm PERT CPM Dynamic programming Assessment Two mid term tests and or final examination 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

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