ENV 683b () / 2021-2022
Seminar in Tropical Forest Restoration
Note: this course information is for the 2021-2022 academic year, not the current academic year (2020-2021).
Credits: 3 or 4
Spring 2022: Time and location TBA
This seminar is focused on the biological and social science, management, and policy governing reforestation in tropical regions. Topics covered include the ecology and management of native species plantations and second-growth forests; understanding the social drivers and barriers of restoration; and becoming familiar with the methodological protocols of gathering and assessing social, economic, and cultural values. A particular emphasis is placed on tropical Asia and Latin America. Part of this course is taught online, part in a series of weekly discussions. Optional 1-credit field trip on dry tropical forest restoration, Azuero, Panama. Prerequisite: F&ES 659b. Enrollment limited to sixteen.
Limited to 20