F&ES 615b/EVST 285 / 2019-2020

Political Ecology of Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Forest Landscapes

Credits: 4

Spring 2020: Tu, 1:00-3:50, Kroon 321

Study of the relationship between society and the environment focusing on tropical forest conservation. Global processes of environmental conservation, development, and conflicts over natural resource use and control; approaches to conserving trees and forest cover using strategies that support biodiversity and rural agricultural livelihoods; specific focus on tropical forest landscapes dominated by agriculture and cattle ranching practices using Panama and Colombia as case studies. The course includes a required field trip during the first week of spring break in Colombia, at the ELTI’s focal training site.