Course code MežZ5046

Credit points 5

Forest Ecoonomy and Policy II

Total Hours in Course200

Number of hours for lectures40

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes40

Independent study hours120

Date of course confirmation13.03.2018

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author reserch

Dagnis Dubrovskis

Dr. silv.

author lect.

Ilze Silamiķele

Mg. silv.

Prior knowledge

Mate5004, Use of Mathematics Methods

MežZ5036, Forest Ecology

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