ENV 683b () / 2021-2022

Seminar in Tropical Forest Restoration

Credits: 3 or 4

Spring 2022: M,W, 1:00-2:20, Marsh Rotunda

Application instructions:
Please email a statement as to why you wish to take this course and what your qualifications are. The email should be sent to Mark Ashton (mark.ashton@yale.edu). State whether you intend taking the class for 3 credits only or if you intend participating in the field trip for an extra credit if it is offered. Submissions must be made before January 5th. 
Notification of admittance will be made January 10th. This course is considered advanced with assumed knowledge of forest stand dynamics, tropical forest ecology and silviculture. It is required that students have taken silviculture and/or tropical ecology either here at YSE or in prior coursework. For first year students you should consider taking silviculture concurrently with this seminar if you have not taken this course/topic area..

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