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NFZ Summer School 2012 "FORECE"
Forest Economics in a Changing Environment
Forests and forestry are subjected to significant changes reaching from social and economic developments in the short and medium term to climatic changes in the long run. The NFZ - Summer School FORECE deals with the implications of such developments related to:
Objectives and Format
Participants will get a profound knowledge of pressing forest economic questions as well as state-of-the-art methodological approaches for their solutions: They will (i) understand the theoretical background and practical relevance of valuation methods related to forest ecosystem services, (ii) learn how to take risk and uncertainty into account and develop optimization strategies of forest management decisions, (iii) be acquainted with behavioural economic approaches and supply chain organisation, and recognise their importance for modelling and explaining market results.
The NFZ Summer School comprises two parts:
PhD students and advanced MSc students of forest-, environmental-, resource-, and landscape economics. 25-30 participants will have the opportunity to present their current research. Admission will be selective and based on the following criteria: motivation, country distribution, gender balance.
Experienced and internationally renowned researchers have confirmed their participation and will be available for group discussions.
Dates and Venue
Registration and Fees
Registratin is closed. The fees of 250 Euros include accommodation, meals, lectures, documentation and field trip. Participants are to arrange travelling and pay for travelling expenses to the venue and back. They are strongly encouraged to apply for grants from third parties.
NFZ.forestnet is a European research and higher education network on forest ecosystems and products. It comprises eight institutions, universities and research centres in Nancy, Freiburg, Zurich and Birmensdorf.