Semester Course: 1st
Credits: 6 ECTS
Lecturers: José G. Borges
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  1. Objectives:
    • To understand how advanced methods and computer use may enhance natural resources management and conservation.
    • To gain experience in applying landscape-level scheduling models with emphasis on problem formulation and interpretation of results.
    • To explore specific methods and tools that are of interest to the individual student.
  2. Programme topics:
    1. Introduction to ecosystem management planning. Operations research models and multiple criteria methods.
    2. Economics and project evaluation.
    3. Advanced stand-level and landscape-wide management scheduling approaches.
    4. Information and communication technologies (ICT) in natural resources management.
  3. Assessment:
    Course requirements include a mid-term exam (40%) and a final exam (60%).