Silviculture of temperate forests

Published: 26 March 2013 -

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.

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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


September - November, 100%, Daytime

Level                                    Advanced
Subjects Forest Management, Biology
Language English
Course leader Jens Peter Skovsgaard


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