PFS0162 Data for estimation and modelling of forest resources, 3.0 Credits
Subjects Forest Management
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
To be eligible, students need to be a registered PhD student in the field of forest management, technology, ecology or related field.
The aim of the course is to provide PhD students with knowledge of different types of available environmental monitoring data and how these could be used in research and for environmental monitoring.
After completing the course, the students should:
• Be familiar with data used within national and regional environmental monitoring e.g. the Swedish NFI, NILS, Swedish Forest Soil Inventory, etc.
• Understand how sample-based data are assessed and how they can be used for different type of analyses
• Understand how wall-to-wall maps are produced and how they can be used for different types of analyses.
Time for lectures: 3-days lectures 4 hours per day
Exercise handling data: 1-day introduction/exercises, 5-days own project work, 1-day presenting data.
The course first part will include lectures and teacher-led exercises where basic knowledge about how environmental data are collected, stored and analyzed will be given. The lectures will cover following topics: overview of environmental monitoring, database structure, use of data for reporting, modelling, etc. The participants will train on handling, analysing and presenting analyses results based on environmental data in exercises and by completing a project that will take approximately one week to finish.
Formats and requirements for examination
To pass this course you need to:
1. Attend first parts lectures and exercises.
2. Complete a project work where environmental data are used as a basis for analyses.
3. Orally present the project work
4. Deliver a project report
The first part will be located at SLU in Umeå while the second part will be assigned to work with a project presented in Umeå at the end of the course
Department of Forest Resource Management