Welcome to this online course on “Forest Resource Management and Protection”!
How to take the course?
The course is designed to be taken without an instructor. As a result, you will not be submitting any assignments. There are a number of self-tests throughout the course. I hope that you will find it enjoyable and that you will learn a great deal about forest resource management and protection.
This online course will provide you with an understanding of the basics of forest resource management and protection. It will show you the interdisciplinary nature of forest management. We will cover relevant topics in disciplines of silviculture, entomology, ecology, botany, chemistry, physics, sociology, economics, political science, and international relations.
How to advance in the course?
The course consists of four sections called ‘Learning Modules’ which include lecture materials, practical exercises that replace in-class lab sessions, and problem sets. The first module is designed to introduce you to the silvicultural basis for forest management. The second and the third modules are the core of this course. They will introduce you to key theories and techniques that are used in forest resource management and protection. The last module will help you understand the social, economic, and political context of forest resource management and protection. The course is designed to be taken on a weekly schedule.
What’s my advice?
A word of advice: It is sometimes difficult to establish a routine for an online course, especially one that is not supervised in any way. It is very easy to put it on the back burner! My best advice to you is to set regular times during the week.