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GRADUATE INSTITUTE of NATURAL and APPLIED SCIENCES / DEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING / Doctorate
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ORM7250Forest Ecosystem Management3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Group study, Lab work
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
Lecturer--
Co-LecturerNone
Language of instruction
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
This course aims to generate awareness about the sustainable management of forest ecosystems in preparing forest management plans with multiple objectives and conservation targets.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : Stratify a forest landscape into social, ecological and economical values and generate a map of stratification3,4,5,6,7,9,113,4
PO - 2 : Bring up voices of stakeholders into a coherent decision making environment2,3,4,5,6,9,11,123,4
PO - 3 : Prepare an ecosystem based forest management plans that will most likely satisfy stakeholders needs and expectations2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,115,6
PO - 4 : Lay out decision scenarios, choose an appropriate and defend it1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,125,6
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
Introduction to forest ecosystems or landscape management and its evolution. Exploring the role of ecological integrity, biodiversity, forest healthy, habitat management, natural disturbances and spatial planning in ecosystem management. Forest certification and sustainable forest management criteria and indicators. Social, ecological, economic and technological aspects of ecosystem management. Identification and examination of factors affecting forest landscape patterns/structure and process over time. Application of management science techniques to ecosystem management
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to the course
 Week 2The concept, basic principles and the historical development of forest ecosystem management
 Week 3Basic components of forest ecosystems management and the planning process
 Week 4Ecological integrity, biodiversity, habitat and wildlife management
 Week 5Conservation targets and management objective
 Week 6Quantifying spatial structure and integratino to forest ecosystem management
 Week 7Integration of factors related to the environment, ecology, social, economic and technological factors in forest ecosystem management
 Week 8İdentifying the stakeholders and participatory planning
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10The role of GIS in forest ecosystem management
 Week 11Classification of forest values into ecological, economical and socio-cultural groups
 Week 12Quantification of forest values and relationships with forst forms
 Week 13Assignment 2
 Week 14Economic values of forest resources
 Week 15Term project: Preparing a forest ecosystem management plans
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Forest Management, 4th Edition: To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values, Lawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson, Pete Bettinger, and Theodore E. Howard , 2002 USA
2Forest Management, 4th Edition: To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values, Lawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson, Pete Bettinger, and Theodore E. Howard , 2002 USA
3Forest Management, 4th Edition: To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values, Lawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson, Pete Bettinger, and Theodore E. Howard , 2002 USA
4Forest Management, 4th Edition: To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values, Lawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson, Pete Bettinger, and Theodore E. Howard , 2002 USA
5Pete Bettinger, K. Boston, JP. Sıry, DL. Grebner 2009. Forest Management and Planning, Elsevier, USA
6Pete Bettinger, K. Boston, JP. Sıry, DL. Grebner 2009. Forest Management and Planning, Elsevier, USA
7Pete Bettinger, K. Boston, JP. Sıry, DL. Grebner 2009. Forest Management and Planning, Elsevier, USA
8Pete Bettinger, K. Boston, JP. Sıry, DL. Grebner 2009. Forest Management and Planning, Elsevier, USA
 
Recommended Reading
1Yöneylem Araştırması: Modelleme ve doğal kaynak uygulamaları, Prof. Dr. Emin Zeki Başkent, 2004, Trabzon
2Yöneylem Araştırması: Modelleme ve doğal kaynak uygulamaları, Prof. Dr. Emin Zeki Başkent, 2004, Trabzon
3Yöneylem Araştırması: Modelleme ve doğal kaynak uygulamaları, Prof. Dr. Emin Zeki Başkent, 2004, Trabzon
4Yöneylem Araştırması: Modelleme ve doğal kaynak uygulamaları, Prof. Dr. Emin Zeki Başkent, 2004, Trabzon
5Dykstra P.D. 1984. Mathematrical programming for natural resource management, McGraw Hill company, USA
6Dykstra P.D. 1984. Mathematrical programming for natural resource management, McGraw Hill company, USA
7Dykstra P.D. 1984. Mathematrical programming for natural resource management, McGraw Hill company, USA
8Dykstra P.D. 1984. Mathematrical programming for natural resource management, McGraw Hill company, USA
9Buongiorno J and Gilless KJ, 2004. Decision methods for forest resource management, Academic Press of
10Buongiorno J and Gilless KJ, 2004. Decision methods for forest resource management, Academic Press of
11Buongiorno J and Gilless KJ, 2004. Decision methods for forest resource management, Academic Press of
12Buongiorno J and Gilless KJ, 2004. Decision methods for forest resource management, Academic Press of
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 30/03/2011 2 30
Project 14 26/04/2011 2 10
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 12 26/04/2011 2
2
10
End-of-term exam 16 24/05/2011 2 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 5 5 25
Ödev 8 10 80
Proje 7 5 35
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 8 1 8
Dönem sonu sınavı 4 1 4
Total work load194