[[ENV 952/EVST 285] () ] / 2024-2025
Political Ecology of Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Forest Landscapes
Note: this course information is for the 2024-2025 academic year, not the current academic year (2023-2024).
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 a case studies. The course includes a required field trip for graduate students during Spring Break in Panama at the ELTI’s focal training site.