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Managing Forest landscapes: Restoration, Protected areas and PES

5 ECTS Dresden Year 2 Semester 3 Elective Environmental sciences


Management systems for natural forest management. Elements for planning, implementation, monitoring and controlling. Management strategies, using decision-theoretical models. Management of various forest formations, regions, sustainability units and forest enterprises.

Learning outcomes

Students are qualified for independently assessing and analyzing forest landscapes, evaluate their degradation status and functional role for biodiversity and provision of services in the perspective of different actors and interest groups. They are able to set-up a system of objectives for the area which is meeting best the interests of the stakeholders. They can develop conservation and utilization strategies for achieving the actor-related goals, as well as adaptive management systems. They deploy instruments and methods for conservation and restauration schemes on landscape level, and are able to identify best practice solutions for a given context.

Teaching and learning methods

  • 2.0 hrs/wk Lecture
  • 2.0 hrs/wk student working group
  • Independent studies
  • online/blended

Type of assessment

  • Individual
  • Other
    • Portfolio


  • Location : Dresden
  • ECTS granting : Technische Universität Dresden
  • Organisation : Technische Universität Dresden


Lakshmy Jalaja  Rajan

Lakshmy Jalaja Rajan

  • Tutor (MA)
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden Germany