Wageningen, the Netherlands, 27 November – 2 December 2016
This course is organised under the initiative of the Euro League for Life Sciences (ELLS), in which a number of European universities collaborate and exchange. For PhD candidates from one of the organising universities, costs of participation are reduced.
This PhD course addresses the role of European forests in the bio-economy and the changes that are taking place in management and forest industry as a result of increasing demands for forest products and services. Course topics include European forest resources, sustainable management and governance challenges, new demands in bioenergy & bio-economy, changes in demand from industry, criteria for Sustainable Forest Management and for solid biomass production, options for mitigation of climate change through carbon storage, and trade-offs with biodiversity and other forest functions. To address these issues, the course brings together experts on European forest resources, silviculture and forest management, economics, and policy, to provide introductions and to discuss current issues with course participants. Participants are expected to present their own research as well, and will jointly work on group assignments, supervised and coached by the team of lecturers.
see the course website for information and registration: www.pe-rc.nl/forest-resources