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An Introduction to Forest Management

This free online course in Forest Management will feature the ecological and economic value of different forest types.

Environmental Studies
Free Course
In this free online course, you will be introduced to the science of Forest Management. You will learn about the attributes of different types of forests, their ecological benefits, as well as their economic value. You will also explore the biotic and abiotic components that make up these forests and the history and objectives of silviculture. Anyone who has an interest in forestry and any related field will benefit from studying this course.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course in Forest Management, you will learn the features and properties of different types of forests. You will also learn about the ecological benefits and value of forests that serve as motivating factors to manage these natural resources.

The course discusses the various definitions of forests, including the technical and legal definitions. You will learn about the various classes of forests, locations and different wildlife creatures that inhabit them. You will explore the biotic and abiotic components of forests as well as the objectives of forest management. Next, you will study the total economic value of forests. In this section, you will learn about the 'use-value' and the 'non-use-value' of forests, as well as the methods of forest valuation.

Finally, you will study the history of silviculture which discusses the various stages of silvicultural development overtime. You will also learn about the various factors that facilitate plant growth and the subject of ecological succession, which explains the natural processes that lead to forest formation. This course will interest students studying forestry and any related fields. It will also be beneficial to those who simply want to broaden their knowledge in this area. Start this course today!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Define the practices involved in forest management
  • Outline the major attributes of different forest types
  • Explain the methods of forest valuation
  • Outline the objectives of silviculture
  • Discuss the stages of silvicultural development
  • Describe the major processes that determine plant growth
  • Explain the generalised nutrient cycle
  • Discuss the stages of forest formation

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