Tropical and Subtropical Silviculture
After the cours the student shall:
•Have a clear understanding of central ecological concepts describing forest development in tropical- and subtropical areas
•Be familiarzed with central silviculture terminologies in tropical- and subtropical forests
•Be able to handle tools for integrating environmental, social and economic objectives in silviculture strategies
•Be able to evaluate the importance of different silvicultural methods for the maintenance of forest productivity and return
•Have knowledge of silviculture of planted forests for large-scale industrial production, and for small-scale- and environmental purposes
•Be able to design silvicultural practices for maximum growth and yield, quality, biodiversity and protection against climate change
•Have knowledge of the principles for forest landscape restoration in tropical- and subtropical areas
•Be able to analyze, summarize and evaluate research results on silviculture in tropical- and subtropical areas
•Be able to evaluate and assess advantages and disadvantages of afforestation in a practical context, and evaluate the importance of planted forests for the production of goods and services.
The equivalent of 120 credits including 90 credits in Forest Science/Forest Management or in Biology and English language proficiency demonstrated as: - English B (Swedish secondary school) or equivalent. A minimum grade of Pass in the course above.
November - January, 100%, Daytime
||Forest Management, Biology
||Per Christer Odén