Forest GeoSciences

 
Degree: Master
University: The University of Edinburgh , Faculty: College of Science & Engineering
City: Edinburgh , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Engeneering & Technology
 
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The MSc in Forest GeoSciences focuses on the provision of postgraduate level expertise in forestry. In particular, it provides knowledge essential for the detection, monitoring, prediction and spatial representation of forest attributes and related environmental parameters. GIS and remote sensing technologies have become essential tools for the forest manager, alongside traditional disciplines such as woodland management and forest ecology.

    The objective of the programme is hence to provide a multi-disciplinary presentation of the most important contemporary issues related to forestry: e.g., timber production, global change, carbon sequestration, conservation and restoration of biodiversity and other uses of forests for non-timber production, with an emphasis on the tools necessary to establish and maintain observational networks, based on Earth Observation technologies.

    This degree is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters towards the Institute's professional membership and earns the maximum of eight points to be gained by qualifications alone (7 points for the Diploma route).

    Students are encouraged to join the ICF as student members to establish a link with the professional world of forestry. MSc graduates wishing to become chartered foresters require two additional points to be eligible for full membership, to be obtained via two years of work experience (one point per year).

 
 
 

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