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  • Wildlife Management | MEDfOR
    programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1 x 2 Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites 6 ECTS in Ecology or Biology 6 ECTS in Management and Conservation of Plant Communities and Agro forestry Systems or Silviculture or override permit by the lecturer Lecturer s António Fabião and Manuela Branco Web Site http www isa utl pt home node 2095 Objectives The students must acquire professional expertise for management of wildlife communities both for hunting purposes and for conservation of habitats and species Within that aim they will be introduced to the scientific and technical foundations of silviculture addressed to the management of wildlife species and habitats Programme topics I Intra and inter specific competition and implications for wildlife management II Predation and parasitism and implications for wildlife conservation and hunting management III Wildlife and its habitat habitat evaluation procedures HEP and habitat suitability indices HSI IV Wildlife conservation and exploitation Assessment Classification of application exercises and their oral presentations in classes or written test for programme module whenever adequate or necessary for classification recover recover of classification if needed in final written examination Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ulisboa/first-year/WildlifeMan (2015-12-29)
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  • Fire Ecology and Management | MEDfOR
    Information Contacts Fire Ecology and 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 Environmental Physics 6 ECTS and General Ecology 6 ECTS or override permit by the lecturer Lecturers José M C Pereira and João M N Silva Web Site not available Objectives To convey an understanding of the basic physical and chemical principles of combustion of plant fuels and vegetation responses to wildfires at various levels of organization from the individual plant to the landscape Teach the fundamental biophysical concepts required for students to understand fire prevention and restoration silvicultural practices at both the stand and landscape scale Programme topics 1 Physics and chemistry of vegetation combustion 2 Characterisation and modeling of plant fuels 3 Fire meteorology and risk indexing 4 Plant ecological adaptations and responses to fire 5 Fire effects soil water atmosphere Assessment Course requirements include a summary presentation of a research paper 10 a computer based 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

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ulisboa/first-year/FireEcologyManagement (2015-12-29)
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  • Research and project development methodology – applications (e-learning mode) | MEDfOR
    www agraria unipd it Objectives The aim is to give students theoretical and practical knowledge on how to deal with the steps along a research development process from the research design to the research finalization and communication of results Special exercises are devoted to use international databases for literature review and writing research synopsis and final reports The course is also aimed at students teachers collaborative learning outputs being offered by means of e learning tools Programme topics 1 Research methodology How to select the topic of the thesis The Research Process Qualitative Research Approaches The Questionnaire Design How to develop the research synopsis 2 Thesis development and structure How to carry out the literature review How to access and use AIRE the portal of the University of Padova to access the scientific literature thousands of journals available full text and other important forestry databases How to organize the bibliography Technical writing how to structure and write the thesis How to publish a scientific paper 3 Presentation of the research results Tips for exam preparation Tips for a professional presentation Assessment Students pro active participation up to a minimum of 75 of the E tivities organized during the e learning

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ulisboa/first-year/ResAndProjectDevMeth (2015-12-29)
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  • University of Valladolid | MEDfOR
    and Natural Physical Sciences and Engineering In its classrooms the more traditional studies live side by side with newer disciplines that respond to the technological needs of the immediate future Moreover the UVA offers 54 master and 80 Ph D programmes These study programmes are uniquely designed in intensive co operation with enterprises and other relevant stakeholders An average of 170 Ph D thesis are read annually at the UVa Internationalization is one of the key objectives of the UVa Therefore the IRO of the UVa has been organising student and academic staff mobility since 1987 within the framework of ERASMUS and other European Programmes such as TEMPUS ALFA EDULINK etc Over 2 000 students and 200 professors are sent and received to other European Universities in the framework of ERASMUS annually The Uva received a prize by the ERASMUS National Agency for the high quality management of the Programme Besides the UVa also receives a large number of students and teaching staff for master and doctoral studies from foreign countries A substantial number of agreements with universities from these countries enable the student exchange at undergraduate master and doctoral level every year as well as the development of double

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/uv/winterschool-photogallery (2015-12-29)
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  • Course | MEDfOR
    Works Contacts Home Course Course Course MEDfOR is a two year world class Erasmus Mundus Master Course Programme that answers a call for a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to develop reliable information and tools based on sound science and a multidisciplinary approach in order to improve Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management and policy making The MEDfOR emphasis is on educating the leaders of the future generation of engineers managers researchers and teachers involved in Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management MEDfOR equips students with a solid scientific habilitation and the competences for careers in innovative fields of work within the Mediterranean forestry supply chain It will both provide the basis needed for students to pursue academic opportunities e g PhD program and the qualifications needed to fill positions in all Mediterranean forestry supply chain segments e g forestry and natural resources organizations either public or private either national or international 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

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/course/up (2015-12-29)
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  • Course | MEDfOR
    Works Contacts Home Course Course Course Course MEDfOR is a two year world class Erasmus Mundus Master Course Programme that answers a call for a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to develop reliable information and tools based on sound science and a multidisciplinary approach in order to improve Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management and policy making The MEDfOR emphasis is on educating the leaders of the future generation of engineers managers researchers and teachers involved in Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management MEDfOR equips students with a solid scientific habilitation and the competences for careers in innovative fields of work within the Mediterranean forestry supply chain It will both provide the basis needed for students to pursue academic opportunities e g PhD program and the qualifications needed to fill positions in all Mediterranean forestry supply chain segments e g forestry and natural resources organizations either public or private either national or international 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

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/course/up/first-year (2015-12-29)
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  • Social Responsibility in Forestry by Public and Private Organizations | MEDfOR
    year courses Lecturer Davide Pettenella Web Site http en didattica unipd it offerta 2015 AV AV2091 2014 003LE 1107384 Objectives The aim is to give students a broad view and essential skills in relation to the core issue of ethics in forestry The course is preliminary to the comprehension of the following ones and has a comprehensive and wide approach to the main concepts related to the subject The course presents the institutional framework where several international regional and national environmental and forest institutions are involved in policy making funding realizing analyzing and monitoring the sustainable development of forestry with different roles and responsibilities An overview of the main topics which the international agendas are mainly focusing on among others illegal logging green public procurements public participation in environmental programmes sustainable forest management standards Kyoto protocol etc is included Programme topics 1 Main concepts and theory related to ethics in forestry with special reference to business and government ethics 2 Role and responsibilities in institutional setting of environmental and forest institutions at international and European level 3 Main problems and instruments related to unsustainable uses of forests resources deforestation processes illegal logging etc 4 Principles Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/up/second-year/SocialRespForPubPrivOrganizations (2015-12-29)
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  • Valuation and Assessment of Forest and Environmental Goods and Services | MEDfOR
    services at different institutional scales international national and local Timber wood and non wood products and forest ecosystem services will be considered according to the drivers in place in the different geo political and economic areas of the world eg tropical Mediterranean and mountainous areas Emphasis is given to situations in which forest resources represent livelihood means for rural populations The course is based on the main theories concepts and approaches of development and environmental economics and makes reference to the core concepts of environmental sustainability and social responsibility in the management of forest resources Programme topics 1 Course introduction 2 Market and trade for timber products characteristics and drivers 1 5 ECTS Situation of forest resources and of timber products at the international scale General features of timber markets and trade Barriers to trade Illegality in the timber trade Class work 3 Forest dependence and livelihood fuelwood and NWFPs 1 5 ECTS Concepts of poverty and how to measure them What is environmental income and how it is measured Value chain analysis Class work 4 Forest services Payments for Ecosystem Services PES and other Market based tools 3 ECTS Theoretical background from institutional economics property rights theory property regimes insights in commons theory from Ostrom PES basic concepts PES typologies and examples Class work Designing and applying PES PES case studies in the field of water Carbon biodiversity and recreation amenity Class work Assessment The final mark is made up of three components 40 individual project work guidelines and deadlines will be provided 40 oral exam 10 participation Asssessment criteria Individual project work Relevance connection with course topics good conceptual framework absence of relevant conceptual errors overall consistency and coordination matching of objectives with conclusions presence of detailed literature review awareness of problems and critical approach accuracy in quotation

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