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Lars Lundqvist

Lars Lundqvist
I am Associate Professor in Silviculture with Selection System and Continuous Cover Forestry as my main interest. Besides teaching and research I also have an assignment for the local Saco-union at SLU.


My research has two main themes: stand dynamics of uneven-aged forests, and incorporating biomechanics in studies of tree growth

In teaching I am involved in almost all courses in silviculture at the department, at all levels at the Jägmästarutbildning (MSc in Forestry). 


My main responsibility in teaching is silviculture in general and especially growth and yield. I teach Silviculture at all levels in the Jägmästarprogrammet (MSC in Forestry). As part of this work I have co-authored three chapters in Skogsskötselserien på internet. I also supervise students doing their Bachelor and Master Thesis.‘


Uneven-aged silviculture and single-tree selection

Most of the work deal with Picea abies forests. It is based on permanent field experiments, established in 1990-91, repeated surveys and reconstructions. Analyzes have focused on volume increment, changes in the stand structure and ingrowth.

There has also been a recent study in uneven-aged Pinus sylvestris forests.

Tree growth and biomechanics

The work is focused on the biomechanical theory of tree growth, which states that radial growth of tree stems is mainly a result of mechanical stress, caused by wind sway. The long term goal is to incorporate the theory in a new generation of growth models.

Researcher at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Forest Growth and Yield Unit
Telephone: +46-90-786 8407, +46-70-259 5818
Work description: I am an associate professor in Silviculture. I teach at all levels within our MSc in Forestry program, ”Jägmästare” in Swedish, from beginners courses for our new students to the final courses during their final year. I also supervise their thesis work, at both BSc and MSc level, and supervise PhD students. Although my research fit within the broader subject Silviculture, most of it has during later years been within Forest Growth and Yield. I have studied the application of selection system and partial harvests in uneven-aged Norway spruce forests (continuous cover forestry) since the early 1980s, but have also studied more traditional growth and yield issues. I have a special interest in how mechanical stress caused by wind and snow influence tree growth, and especially how such biomechanics can be incorporated in future tree growth models.
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå

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