Semester Course: 1st 
Credits: 6 ECTS
Lecturers: José G. Borges 
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  1. Objectives:
    • To know basic elements and methods of forest management and certification.
    • To understand how economic and decision analysis concepts are applied to plan forest management, certification and protection.
    • To gain familiarity with some techniques and technologies currently being used in forest management and certification.
    • To know the context of forest management planning and certification.
  2. Programme topics:
    1. Introduction to forest management and certification.
    2. Forest economics and valuation.
    3. Forest management and conservation planning.
    4. Forest management certification.
    5. Seminar.
  3. Assessment:
    Course requirements include the presentation of a class summary (10%), a class project (30%) and a final exam (60%).