The Peatland Forest Carbon Science, Policy and Management Learning Management System (LMS) has been developed by a consortium of four Universities and is available to anyone.  A user needs only to register for a course in order to receive login credentials.  To request register, please send an email to Jay Samek ( and include in the subject line: "USAID LESTARI LMS REGISTRATION".  An email will be sent back to you with your log-in credentials.

The courses are in module formats and are designed to be self-paced.  Each module is expected to take 9 - 11 hours to complete.  Modules include lecture presentation material, readings, exercises and quizzes.  Each module ends with a 50 question exam (true/false and multiple-choice).

    Available courses


    This is a free, open educational and training course for university level students, faculty and field practitioners. The course is designed around four modules all focused on Peatlands: Peat Forest Ecology, Social Forestry and Biodiversity, Measuring and Monitoring Peat Forest Carbon, and Climate Change in the National Context.