Strategies: Implementing and Monitoring Techniques
Learn how to select, plan and monitor restoration and conservation activities for multiple goals, including: (a) timber and non-timber forest products, (b) sustainable agricultural production, (c) ecosystem services and (d) mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Dr. Florencia Montagnini, Senior Research Scientist and Director, Program in Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry
"[This program] represents an opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with a broad audience of qualified professionals around the globe. It also represents the exciting possibilities of closely interacting with students that otherwise would be difficult reach."
Meet program instructor, Dr. Florencia Montagnini and get answers to all of your questions about applying to and participating in the new Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program during our upcoming informational webinar. Members of the program instruction team will cover a range of topics, including the program’s curriculum and application requirements.
Learn about the sociocultural and political factors that drive the actions of stakeholderse in forest landscapes. Explore who makes decisions, how systems of ownership and knowledge can support sustainable practices and how power, gender and social status affect management of and access to resources.
New video about the Tropical Forest Landscapes program
February 13, 2019
Learn more about our new online certificate program "Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration & Sustainable Use" from Dr. Indy Burke (Yale F&ES dean), Dr. Eva Garen (ELTI director) and Gillian Bloomfield (program coordinator and mentor). This unique interdisciplinary program can help you enhance your knowledge and skills to manage tropical forest landscapes successfully.
Get answers to all of your questions about applying to and participating in the new Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program during our upcoming informational webinar. Members of the program instruction team will cover a range of topics, including the program’s curriculum and application requirements.
Dr. Mark Ashton, Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
"It is exciting to be part of a program that provides such a rich educational experience built around the needs of professionals, landholders and others engaging in tropical forest restoration, conservation and community development."
During the first eight weeks of the program, work with instructors to build an understanding of fundamental ecological and social concepts that are necessary for planning effective restoration and conservation initiatives. Explore landscape-level processes from several disciplinary backgrounds to prepare for an in-depth exploration in the courses to come.
Applications are now open! Visit our website for more information on application requirements. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so apply soon. Join us for an informational webinar on February 6th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST. The session will provide an overview of the application process, the courses and program experience. You will have an opportunity to ask questions directly to the program organizers. To register, please click here.
Applications are open!
January 7, 2019
Applications to the Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program are now open! Visit our admissions page and start your application today.
The deadline for priority applications and scholarships is March 7, 2019.
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NEW Online Certificate in Tropical Forest Landscapes
December 6, 2018
ELTI and Yale F&ES are proud to announce the launch of a new online certificate program: Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use.
Tropical forests provide a range of critically important functions and services, including climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation. These ecosystems also support the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the globe, including some of the world's most vulnerable communities.
As competing land use practices escalate in tropical forest landscapes, it is imperative that people who manage and influence these regions are equipped with the knowledge and skillsets needed to support these vital functions and services into the future. Time is of the essence, as tropical forests continue to be deforested and degraded at alarming rates.
This yearlong, interdisciplinary program is designed for professionals working to address the complex social, ecological and funding aspects of managing tropical forest landscapes. The program consists of four eight-week online courses, a capstone project and an optional field course in Latin America or Asia. Participants will learn from Yale faculty, ELTI team members and a network of international partners.
The program will run from June 2019-May 2020. Applications open January 7, 2019.
We invite you to share this opportunity with your professional network. You can also sign up for our mailing list to receive important program updates.