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Here at our department, we offer undergraduates and postgraduate students an opportunity to gain practical and theoretical knowledge necessary for shaping the future of management in our and the world's forests. 

Through our courses within the Forester program's framework and free-standing courses, you can develop advanced knowledge of research areas from basic process understanding to practical silviculture and forest management.


Undergraduate studies

In our undergraduate courses, we teach basic knowledge about forest ecosystems as well as more applied knowledge about forest management.

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Master's programme

In our master's programme, we provide a holistic view of forest ecosystems including professional skills to manage the forests of the world.

Masters in science

Postgraduate studies

A large part of the research at our department is conducted by postgraduate students. Maybe this is something for you? Check our our Ph.D. and PostDoc opportunities!

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Our teaching and research are focused mainly on boreal forest ecosystems, however, we also do research in the temperate and tropical forests of the world in the following areas:

  • Silviculture
  • Forest soils
  • Forest landscape biogeochemistry
  • Forest vegetation ecology
  • Forest ecophysiology
  • Forest regeneration
  • Forest History

Ph.D. opportunities and PostDoc research

If you already have higher education and are interested in researching our subject areas as a doctoral student or continuing research as a PostDoc, then contact the department or one of our subject managers.

For more information Contact 


Head of undergraduate studies
Gustaf Egnell
Phone +46 (0)90-786 8455
Cellular +46 (0)70-322 8516

Postgraduate program

Maja Sundqvist, Researcher

Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff

Published: 07 November 2023 - Page editor: tejshree.tiwari@slu.se