Module 3 Objectives

The objective of this module is to introduce you to common methods and new trends in forest pest control and fire management. The aim is to provide you with a solid foundation for understanding forest healthy management by dealing with forest disturbances. After taking this module, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principles for evaluating forest health.
  2. Identify methods that can be used as pest control technologies and strategies by following the principle of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  3. Analyze and determine the key control methods used to successfully control targeted pests or invasive species.
  4. Discuss new trends of invasive species and explain the driving forces.
  5. Analyze the relationship between forest fire and climate change.
  6. Discuss the ecological role of forest fire and strategies to manage it.