Basic mathematics knowledges are required, associated to a good preparation in forestry management
The assessment of students learning will take place through four written exams: two for the economics section and two for the appraisal section.
Forestry economics and and appraisal are couurses which prepare students for public or private forestry resource management. The aim of the course is to provide the students with theoretical and methodological knowledge needed to analyze and solve the main problems in the forestry economics and appraisal field. The course will enable the students to: to address and manage the fundamental economic issues that are characteristic of a forestry farma; correctly classify a given evaluation problem within the estimation theory; identify the most appropriate evaluation criteria to apply to the assessment problem; use the most appropriate evaluation methodology
The course is divided into 2 Sections: economics and appraisal.
The first section provides the basics of economic theory of forestry farm. The topics covered include forestry production decisions in relation to economic principles
In the second section will be studied apparisal theory and methodology and will be covered some of the topics in rural appraisal like agri-forestry far estimation; Farmland investment estimation; orchard estimation and Wood estimation.
- Merlo M.. (1991): Elementi di economia e edtimo forestale-ambientale, Patron editore, Padova
- Bernetti J, Romano S. (2007): Economia delle risorse forestali, Liguori editore.
- Additional material will be provided during the course
The course will be conducted through frontal lessons. To facilitate students learning and avoid that they attending the lesson only taking notes, I'll use slides that will be delivered them. The lessons will be conducted so as to solicit an active students participation, with questions, presentations of case studies and problem solving in the classroom.
Students are encouraged to contact me individually or in groups to discuss any
problem relting the cours. My office hours are from Monday to Fryday, from 9:30 A.M to 01:30 P.M. Since I might be absent, I would recommend the students to make an appointment by mail