Kosiv, Ukraine

Mountain Ecosystems and Resource Management

when 11 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee USD 3200

To build the capacities of future leaders (researchers, students, practitioners and scholars) we have announced a 10-days international program namely FSc MER 2021 or “Summer Field School on Mountain Ecosystems and Resource Management” on 11-20 August 2021 in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains. The natural ecosystems in mountain areas are crucial for the existence of humankind on this planet. The proposed program is to cover the contexts of mountain regions globally, i.e. Himalayas, Alps, Andes, Rockies, Karakoram, Pamir, Carpathian, Fuji, Caucasus, Mount Kenya, etc. This program will be conducted for 40 international participants in English language covering the contemporary current topics on the following broad areas: (1) Mountain Ecosystems; (2) Freshwater Ecosystems; (3) Forest Ecology; (4) Grassland Ecosystems; (5) Biodiversity Conservation; (6) Wildlife Management; (7) Ecotourism; (8) Park-People Interface; (9) Participatory Resource Management; (10) Watershed Management; (11) Sustainable Agriculture & Organic Farming; (12) Agro-Biodiversity; (13) Transhumance & Pastoralism; (14) Livestock Production; (15) Mountain Livelihoods; (16) Mountain-based Conventions; (17) SDGs & Mountains; (18) Mountain Sustainability. Elaborated details of our program can be seen on our website.

Course leader

Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend (Program Director)

Target group

The FSc MER 2021 is specifically designed for the following:
· Young teachers
· PhD students
· Research scholars
· Early career practitioners
· Degree or Diploma students
· Other having interests
Potential participants having education in the subjects like Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Conservation Biology, Agriculture, Forestry, Human Ecology, Resource Management, Economics, Wildlife, Water Science, Tourism, Animal Science, Cultural Studies, and allied subjects may join the program.

Course aim

This international training program examines the mountain ecosystems in contexts of human development and natural resources, principles of managing natural resources, and governing the resources for sustainable conservation. Depicting on case studies from a wide range of the current natural resources across the globe, the program considers how different social, political, economic and cultural and gender aspects compete for and sustain the natural resources in mountain ecosystems. The program also examines how environmental activists and their interventions conserved parks, energy, water and land in the face of climate variability basing on a gender perspective. The program will consider how the current international and development system elaborates and processes to sustainably manage the available natural resources in mountain landscapes. The program aims at equipping researchers, students, practitioners and teachers seeking learning about mountain ecosystems and sustainable development, with practical approaches, knowledge and skills necessary for meeting challenges of sustainable use of natural resources globally. This international training program will be executed in partnership of various academic and practice-oriented organizations.

Fee info

USD 3200: * The course fee will include the cost of teaching/training, accommodation, food, field trips, cultural excursion, etc.

Scholarships

There are some scholarships available in the form of Partial Tuition Scholarships. For full fee paying participants, there will be some places under Fee Waiver scheme. Please read the https://www.grassrootsglobal.net/mer2020/scholarships.html webpage.