Urban Forestry 2018-01-11T17:18:10+00:00

Urban Forestry

According to the Environmental and Climate Change Canada, about 260 pounds of oxygen can be released annually in average per tree.

Not only trees can alleviate global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide, but also play an important role on environmental, economic and social aspects.

Topic List

Understanding Plants – Part I: What a Plant Knows

July 24, 2018 | Tel Aviv University | English

This class has three main goals: 1. To introduce you to basic plant biology by exploring plant senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste, balance). 2. To introduce you to biological research and the scientific method. 3. To get the student to question life in general and what defines us as humans.

This class has three main goals: 1. To introduce you to basic plant biology by exploring plant senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste, balance). 2. To introduce you to biological research and the scientific method. 3. To get the student to question life in general and what defines us as humans.

Forests and Livelihoods in Developing Countries

January 16, 2018 | The University of British Columbia | English

This course will engage you in developing a deeper understanding of the fundamental importance of forest resources in the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries. Participants from tropical and developing countries may have lived much of what we will talk about in this course, and your experiences will deepen our understanding of the course material. Participants not from a developing country will gain a much better appreciation for the multitude of ways that people in developing countries use forest resources.

This course will engage you in developing a deeper understanding of the fundamental importance of forest resources in the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries. Participants from tropical and developing countries may have lived much of what we will talk about in this course, and your experiences will deepen our understanding of the course material. Participants not from a developing country will gain a much better appreciation for the multitude of ways that people in developing countries use forest resources.

Citizen Forester

November 20, 2017 | University of Georgio | English

This course is about urban foresters and those allied professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes, including service foresters, natural resource planners, landscape architects, city officials and public works employees.

This course is about urban foresters and those allied professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes, including service foresters, natural resource planners, landscape architects, city officials and public works employees.

Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life

November 17, 2017 | Wageningen University | English

This introductory environmental studies course will explore the importance of soil to life on earth, the issues, processes and societal challenges underlying soil degradation – and what can be done to ensure sustainable soil management for the future. The threats to our soil span deforestation, erosion, overgrazing, use of agrochemicals, pollution and climate change. Learn what you can do to make a difference in protecting this vital natural resource.

This introductory environmental studies course will explore the importance of soil to life on earth, the issues, processes and societal challenges underlying soil degradation – and what can be done to ensure sustainable soil management for the future. The threats to our soil span deforestation, erosion, overgrazing, use of agrochemicals, pollution and climate change. Learn what you can do to make a difference in protecting this vital natural resource.

Soils: Introducing the World Beneath our Feet

November 16, 2017 | Lancaster University | English

First, what soil is and how soils form will be mentioned. Apart from the basics of soil science, life in the soil will be covered as well. Then we will look at why soil is important and investigate the topic of soil security – a topic relevant to the past and present. Finally we will learn about how and why soils are under threat both at a local and global scale. You will also get the chance to get your hands dirty with a series of activities aiming to give you practical experience of assessing soil properties and conditions.

First, what soil is and how soils form will be mentioned. Apart from the basics of soil science, life in the soil will be covered as well. Then we will look at why soil is important and investigate the topic of soil security – a topic relevant to the past and present. Finally we will learn about how and why soils are under threat both at a local and global scale. You will also get the chance to get your hands dirty with a series of activities aiming to give you practical experience of assessing soil properties and conditions.

CLASlitle classroom – Forest Monitoring

November 2, 2017 | Stanford University | English

This course is designed to equip government, academic and non-commercial, non-government organizations with the knowledge needed to monitor forests using the Carnegie Landsat Analysis System-lite or CLASlite. The course provides the scientific basis for each module in CLASlite, along with other information to make forest monitoring easy using Earth observing satellite data.

This course is designed to equip government, academic and non-commercial, non-government organizations with the knowledge needed to monitor forests using the Carnegie Landsat Analysis System-lite or CLASlite. The course provides the scientific basis for each module in CLASlite, along with other information to make forest monitoring easy using Earth observing satellite data.