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NOVA PhD Course "GIS Based Analysis of Ecosystem Services" - Open for Applications

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The course will take place on 4-8 Sept. 2017 in Joensuu, Finland.
Application deadline: 15 Jun. 2017.

The course is of 2 ECTS and is organised by Prof. Timo Tokola, University of Eastern Finland, School of Forest Sciences.

NOVA course information webpage

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Course Description and Content
The course is focusing on GIS based quantitative analysis of ecosystem services. We will have preliminary reading and Moodle exercises, lectures, computer exercises, study tour and final practical work. The following issues are covered:

  1. biophysical realism of ecosystem data and models
  2. consideration of local trade-offs
  3. recognition of off-site effects
  4. comprehensive but critical involvement of stakeholders within assessment studies
  5. ALS based analysis of ecosystem services - wildlife habitats and land use
  6. spatial analyses of habitats and recreational values - Heureka approach in forest management planning

Programme Outline

  • preliminary reading and distant literature review exercises (Tokola)
  • 1.5 - 2 days programme by Sven Lautenbach (lectures + computer exercises)
  • kick-off sauna and dinner during the first evening
  • 1 day programme by Markus Melin (lectures + computer exercises)
  • 1 day programme for SLU (Heureka approach) (lectures + computer exercises)
  • 1 night field trip in Erä-Eero wild-life lodge premises (wild life issues: wolverines and wolves in Finnish landscape, lecture and discussion about local trade-offs)
  • wrap-up seminar and final steps for practical work
  • practical computer work completed after 5 day period

Main Teachers

  • Prof. Dr. Sven Lautenbach, University of Bonn, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation
  • Dr. Markus Melin, Department of Life & Environmental Sciences, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Prof. Karin Öhman, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Prof. Timo Tokola, University of Eastern Finland - School of Forest Sciences

Please find more information on the course and on how to apply here:

Published 7. February 2017 - 11:36 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:09