Silviculture of temperate forests
The objective of the course is to provide students a comprehensive understanding of silvicultural principles and practices for the sustainable management of temperate forests. The course emphasizes and demonstrates scientific knowledge, derived from long-term field experiments and other empirical investigations, as a solid foundation for silviculture. Throughout the students will be presented to and discuss contrasting objective-oriented silvicultural practices and paradigms. These include even-aged plantation forestry, continuous cover forestry, close-to-nature forestry, multifunctional forestry, forestry for high-quality timber production, urban forestry, restoration forestry and historical management approaches. The course emphasizes nature-based forestry practices.
The equivalent of 120 credits, including 90 credits in Forest Science/Forest Management or Biology, and English language proficiency demonstrated as: - English B (Swedish secondary school) or equivalent. Grade requirement: A minimum grade of Pass in the course above
2 Sep - 10 Nov 2013, 100%, Daytime