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Explore the forests of the world, from the taiga to the tropical rainforest! Learn why humans depend on them, and how we can sustainably manage forests for us and the many species with whom we share them.
Week 1: Global climate and diversity patterns; climate as a driver of forest evolution; characteristics of major forest biomes.
Week 2: Forests and the carbon cycle; forests and water; forests and nutrient cycling; direct and indirect values of biodiversity.
Week 3: Exploitation of timber and non-timber forest products; threats to forests; deforestation and land use change; forests and climate change.
Week 4: What is forest sustainability? Systems analysis; life cycle inventory and analysis; forest conservation and sustainable forestry initiatives.
- Catherine Woodward - Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and WISCIENCE
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