Specialized workers in forest ecosystem management participate in the definition, management and resolution of various types of problems in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development.

They provide sustainable ecosystem management and forest planning, taking into account in their principles and management practices the needs of multiple users, interest group demands, land-use objectives and the protection of forest ecosystems. .

In this perspective, this multidisciplinary master's degree is aimed at candidates who wish to become professionals specialized in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Through active teaching methods that integrate the ecological, economic and sociological dimensions, students will develop their skills in defining, managing and solving complex problems.

Upon completion of their training, they will master the interdisciplinary concepts and skills needed to propose sustainable forest development projects, develop strategies consistent with systemic planning, introduce integrated resource management approaches, and evaluate the services that are offered. ecosystems.

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Specials

  • This professional master's degree is for candidates who have a background in biology, environment, geography, social sciences, economics or land use planning.
  • This multidisciplinary program trains qualified professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems by uniquely combining a set of active teaching methods and integrating the ecological, economic and sociological dimensions into the problems to be solved.
  • At the end of their training, graduates will be able to propose sustainable forest development projects, develop strategies consistent with systemic planning, introduce integrated resource management approaches, and evaluate the services they provide. 'offer ecosystems.
  • Focusing on the mastery of skills, this diverse training includes distance courses and classroom courses in several regions of Quebec as well as internships in practice.
  • Students have the opportunity to meet important actors who live every day the problems of the forest world.
  • Several research units are associated with this program:
    • Forest Study Center
    • NSERC-UQAT-UQAM Industrial Chair in Sustainable Forest Management
    • Institute of Temperate Forest Science
  • Master's degree in sustainable ecosystem management is offered in partnership with two other universities, UQAM and UQAT. Collaboration is a great way to gain access to more extensive forestry expertise. Due to this feature, the quota for this program is set at 15 students in all three institutions.


Training plans

The following path represents the training plan of this master's degree.

The latter is only available on a full-time basis and accepts new candidates for the fall term only. The subject to be covered is divided into classes: only one course is treated at a time and its duration can vary from one to nine weeks depending on the importance of the theme. Unless otherwise noted, students must pass previous courses in order to continue the program.


Typical path

QUARTER I

  • Issues of Quebec's forest ecosystems
  • Ecosystem Services 1 - Ecological Aspects
  • Ecosystem Services 2 - Social Aspects
  • Ecosystem Services 3 - Economic Aspects
  • Ecological limits of natural ecosystems

QUARTER II

  • Human dimensions of the relationship to forest ecosystems
  • Formulation of Ecosystem Management Objectives
  • Ecosystem forest management plan
  • Consolidation 1

QUARTER III

  • Stage 1
  • Practical work in the field
  • Integration and contextualized mobilization of knowledge 1

QUARTER IV

  • Consolidation 2
  • Integration and contextualized mobilization of knowledge 2
  • Synthesis project (problematic)

QUARTER V

  • Synthesis project (solution)
  • Stage 2
  • Seminar


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Professional prospects

  • Professional in sustainable development
  • Forest Manager
  • Project manager
  • Project Analyst


Employment sectors

  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments
  • Aboriginal governments
  • National and international organizations
  • Consulting Firms
  • Forestry cooperatives
  • Forestry companies


Profile

Specialized workers in forest ecosystem management participate in the definition, management and resolution of various types of problems in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide sustainable ecosystem management and forest planning, taking into account in their principles and management practices the needs of multiple users, interest group demands, land-use objectives and the protection of forest ecosystems. .

Program taught in:
  • French

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Last updated August 1, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
Duration
30 months
Full-time
Price
27,000 CAD
Deadline
Sep 30, 2019
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Start Date
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End Date
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Jan 2020

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Application deadline
Sep 30, 2019
End Date
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