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At the end of the course unit the learner is expected to be able to:
- Understand the interaction of silvopastoral systems with the physical environment.
- Understand the ecological and biophysical interactions within agroforestry systems, considering the range of social, economic and environmental benefits they deliver.
- Understand the silvicultural techniques considering the interaction of the system with the physical environment (soil, climate, topography etc.).
- Understand the potential effects of climate change on silvopastoral systems.
- Obtain a theoretical understanding of the systems approach to managing natural resources providing several and key ecosystem services, as well as a practical grounding in the ways in which natural resource managers can draw based on a variety of knowledge sources to inform themselves and others of the environmental impacts of agroforestry ecosystem management.
- Modelling, GIS, statistical analysis, planning and optimisation methods and tools required to conduct research and sustainable management in agroforestry systems.
- Obtain scientific and technical skills to support future research and professional careers.
IP Coordinator
Esther Fernández Núñez
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Mountain Research Center (CIMO) - School of Agriculture (ESA)
Campus de Santa Apolónia
5300-253 Bragança - Portugal
Phone: +351 273 303 233
Fax: +351 273 303 382
Key Dates
IP Date:
30/03/2014 to 12/04/2014
Arrival to Bragança:
Departure from Bragança:


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