Course code MežZ5045

Credit points 3

Forest Ecoonomy and Policy I

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation13.03.2018

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author tēma VP41 - "Enerģētikas un klimata modelēšana virzībā uz oglekļa neitralitāti" (Nr. VPP-EM-2018/NEK_0001)

Dagnis Dubrovskis

Dr. silv.

author Kokapstrādes katedra

Ilze Silamiķele

Mg. silv.

Prior knowledge

Mate5004, Use of Mathematics Methods

MežZ6007, Silviculture

Course abstract

During the scientific-research training (3 weeks) Master`s students, according to the topic of Master`s paper, study and master the skills and experience to carry out scientific research, in order to use independetly the up-to-date methods of research. Also Master`s students coolect the data for Master`s paper and carry out experimental research.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge - master students acquire and consolidate knowledge of the scientific research phases, from the choice of subject and ending with the presentation and defence.
• Develops skills to seek and process information, plan and carry out experiments interpret results, make recommendations for their use.
• As a result master student acquires the competence to formulate independently and critically analyze complex scientific and professional problems.

Compulsory reading

1. Krott M. Forest Policy Analysis [tiešsaiste]. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005. 323 p. [Skatīts 05.09.2014.]. Pieejams:
2. Ollikainen M., Amacher G.S., Koskela E. Economics of Forest Resources. Massachusetts London, England: The MIT PressCambridge, 2009.
3. Klemperer W.D. Forest Resource Economics and Finance. New York etc.: McGraw-Hill College, 2003. ISBN-13:978-0070351226
4. McDermott C.L., O’CarrollA., Wood P. (2007.) International Forest Policy – the instruments, agreements and processes that shape it [tiešsaiste] [skatīts: 21.03.2018.]. Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Developing effective forest policy - A guide FAO. ISBN 978-92-5-106607-2 [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 21.03.2018.] Pieejams:
2. Sustainable forestry and the European Union. Initiatives of the European Commision [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 21.03.2018.]. Pieejams:

3. Forest Policy and Economics in Support of Good Governance. EFI Proceedings, No. 58, 2010 [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 21.03.2018.] Download full-text PDF Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. LLU raksti (Proceedings of LAU,; ISSN 1407-4427 Rural Sustainability Research. Former: Proceedings of the Latvia University of Agriculture. Berlin: De Gruyter Open. ISSN: 2256-0939.
2. Straptautiskais zinātnisko rakstu krājums "Baltic Forestry". ISSN 1392-1355
3. Forest Policy and Economics. ISSN 1389-9341