|Course coordinator(s)||dr. VJ Ingram|
|Lecturer(s)||prof. dr. ir. GMJ Mohren|
|dr. VJ Ingram|
|dr. KAJ Arts|
|dr. AR Hof|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. ir. GMJ Mohren|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
FEM-20909 Forest and Nature Conservation II - Management Planning and Tools; FNP-23303 Planning: Theories, Tools and Practices.
Note 1: This course has a maximum number of participants. The deadline for registration is one week earlier than usual.
See Academic Year.(http://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/Current-Students/Agenda-Calendar-Academic-Year.htm) -> Registration for Courses.
Note 2: This course requires an individual student contribution of Euro 120 for a week-long excursion to the Czech Republic and Germany.
The course Strategic Planning in Forest and Nature Conservation is a continuation of the course FEM-20906. Whereas FEM-20906 focuses on the operational and strategic management of forest and nature on a local level, this course is orientated on strategic planning at regional level. By using methods and techniques of Strategic Environmental Assessment, first of all different strategic policy options for a specific region (Sumava National Park, Czech Republic) are developed. In the next step, strategic policy choices are analysed based on an evaluation of the possible ecological and socio-economical effects of the different options. On the basis of information of various sources (lectures, literature, interviews, excursions, own observations) groups of students analyse and evaluate the policy in a specific region in relation with the forest and nature in that region. This case-study work is supported by lectures with different examples of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- discuss the ecological, social and political aspects of forest and nature conservation in a European context;
- carry out desk research on conservation issues;
- analyse regional plans in relation with forest and nature;
- apply SEA to the field of forest and nature conservation;
- prepare a professional report of the results;
- report on the results with a poster presentation.
- preparing for and attending lectures;
- participation in the excursions;
- participation in the case-study assignment;
- written reporting of results;
- poster presentation of results.
The examination has 3 elements:
- written exam (50%);
- report (group assignment) (40%);
- poster presentation (group assignment) 10%).
Passing all 3 elements of the examination is required (5.5 or higher).
Literature will be made available through MyPortal.
|Verplicht voor:||BBN||Forest and Nature Conservation||BSc||1AF|