F&ES 683b / 2019-2020

Seminar in Tropical Forest Restoration in Human Dominated Landscapes

Credits: 3

Spring 2020: M,W, 1:00-2:20, Marsh Rotunda

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; the social drivers and barriers of restoration; and 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. 
Limited to 20