EXCEPTIONAL FEATURES OF SUMMER FIELD SCHOOL
How is the “Summer Field School on Mountain Ecosystem and Resource Management” different from other similar trainings? Mostly, such trainings cover a segment or narrow scope of ecosystems, mountain resources, and resource management. Moreover, the focus remains mainly either on scientific management or the socio-political aspects of management. Additionally, those trainings target one or two categories of audiences. On the contrary, our program will have the following distinguished features:
- Coverage and integration of interdisciplinary topics dealt under plant science, wildlife science, ecosystems & ecology, forestry, agriculture, biodiversity, physical environment, geoscience, environmental ethics, political ecology, natural resource management, environmental anthropology, environmental policy & law, resource governance, international law, customary law, sustainable agriculture, water resource conservation, rural business development, livestock management, participatory research methodology, ethnic & minority issues in natural landscapes, Indigenous and human rights.
- All participants will be given full space to prepare and present their individual papers. An appropriate expert mentor will be assigned to each participant well before start of the program, and the mentor will provide necessary inputs to participant’s paper before presentation during the program. Participants’ individual papers will be published in our journal (Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources) with adequate editorial assistance.Some papers will also be published by our Publishing Partners.
- Renowned academics and practitioners from different countries are invited to deliver the contents on different topics. They are from Europe, Asia and North America.
- Participants from varied backgrounds may join the program. They may be doctoral students, Masters students, researchers, teachers, field practitioners, and scholars.
- The program will be conducted mostly on-site locations in Carpathian mountains. Course work, practicals and case studies will be conducted on-sites relevant to the topics being taught.