[[ENV 952b/EVST 285] () ] / 2020-2021

Political Ecology of Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Forest Landscapes

Credits: 4

Spring 2021: Time and location TBA

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.