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University Courses, Summer Schools and Webinars


Summer School: Resilience of Forest to Climate Change - Remote Sensing and Machine Learning Applied to Forest Disturbances

Effect of climate change on northern ecosystems, carbon balances of forest soils, remote sensing of ecosystem change, modelling of climate change responses using empirical models, field measurements of forest stands, open data resources for climate change, spectral responses of plants in response to stress. The course is an international collaboration arising from the Eco2adapt EU project. The training will include theory lectures, on climate resilience and remote sensing, practical exercises and a field trip to disturbed areas. Other subject studies are dynamics of boreal forests and forestry in the boreal region. Participants will have the opportunity to work in groups, learning how to retrieve remote sensing data, detect and analyse forest change, classify data, as well as making predictions of forest damage (i.e. disturbances).

Date:   7-18 August 2023
Venue:  Joensuu, Finland
Organizers:  Faculty of Science and Forestry, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Submit application by: 15 June 2023, 23:59:59



Master of Science in Tropical Forestry // 31 May or 15 July 2023

The orientation of forestry has changed from being solely state-directed to an increasing involvement of a large number of stakeholders. This is fueled by the on-going processes of globalization and devolution. The program qualifies graduates to deal with the huge challenges in contemporary tropical forestry and to adapt to future developments. The course is development-oriented, internationally staged and addresses primarily students from countries of the tropics and subtropics. Corresponding to the professional perspectives importance is attached to the increasing participation of students from Germany and other European countries. The target group of the Master's course are future decisionmakers in the management of forest resources as well as at the junctions with other specialist disciplines. This refers to forestry, agriculture, horticulture, landscape and regional planning, geography, water management, nature conservation and biology. The graduates are qualified for development-relevant interventions in rural areas and in transitional zones between town and countryside.

Start of studies: October 2023
Duration: 4 semesters
Venue: Tharandt, Germany
Organizers: Technische Universität Dresden

Application deadlines:
31 May (international applicants, from outside the EU)
15 July (applicants from the EU)

Contact:  tropentutor(at)