9h Th, 6h Pr, 3h SEM
Number of credits
|Master in forests and natural areas engineering (120 ECTS)||2 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
General presentation of the forest sector.
Timber sales organization. Stumpage prices analysis with practical exercises.
Seminar on forest politics in Belgium (external collaborator) forest certification and its impact on stumpage prices
Personal activity: individual work including literature search, synthesis, critical analysis, search for solutions, oral communication (10 min max.) and reporting (short text and references).
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
This course will explore the analysis and interpretation of multiple relationships in both temperate and tropical timber markets between forest management, economy, wood technology and forest politics.
After completing the course the student is expected to
- make a diagnosis of a particular forest sector
- assess stumpage prices after a public sale of wood lots
- analyse or/and develop the forest policy of a country, of a region
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
General education in forestry.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)
Lectures and seminar: 9h Individual work and oral presentation: 18h
Recommended or required readings
Various forestry journals
Personal report and oral presentation
Ongoing examination (no examination in June)
Organisational remarks and main changes to the course
DE MIL Tom
Bât. GE Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech Passage des Déportés 2 5030 Gembloux Belgique