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SG0154

Forest sustainability analysis

One example of forest sustainability analysis is to develop a sustainability plan for a given landscape. Today, such work includes consideration to economic, ecological and social values. It also means taking into account the people behind these values. In addition to demands about economic returns, there could be expectations for maintenance of biodiversity, amenity values, cultural heritage and opportunities to use the land for various recreational activities. These different objectives are often in conflict with one another and therefore we must evaluate the consequences of different alternatives to find good compromise solutions

In this course, which is largely based on a project work, you will gain insights and skills in making a sustainability plan for a landscape. This includes gap analysis of the current forest state, establishing objectives for sustainable forest use, identification of measurable objectives that can be used to operationalize the main objectives in the plan, creation of alternative plans with different compromises between the objectives, evaluation of the alternatives based on objectives as well as description off and arguments for alternative plans.

Additional course evaluations for SG0154

Academic year 2020/2021

Forest sustainability analysis (SG0154-40007) 2021-03-24 - 2021-05-02

Academic year 2020/2021

Forest sustainability analysis (SG0154-M4007) 2021-03-24 - 2021-05-02

Academic year 2019/2020

Forest sustainability analysis (SG0154-40017) 2020-03-25 - 2020-04-30

Academic year 2018/2019

Forest sustainability analysis (SG0154-40053) 2019-03-26 - 2019-05-02

Academic year 2017/2018

Forest sustainability analysis (SG0154-40113) 2018-03-21 - 2018-04-26

Academic year 2016/2017

Forest sustainability analysis (SG0154-40103) 2017-03-22 - 2017-04-27

SG0154 Forest sustainability analysis, 7.5 Credits

Skogliga hållbarhetsanalyser

Syllabus approved

2018-11-15

Subjects

Forest science Forest Management

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Theoretical framework 2.00 1002
Written report project work 4.00 1003
Oral presentation of projectwork 1.50 1004

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail 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.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits at first cycle level including
- 60 credits forest sciences or
- 60 credits forest management
and
- knowledge of an advanced forest decision support system 7.5 credits
and
- English 6.

Objectives

The aim of the course is that the students - based on basic knowledge in forest sciences and forest planning and by using decision support system - should deepen his or her knowledge within forest sustainability analysis and one part of the subject forest planning that the student chooses to specialise within. On completion of the course, the student should be able to: - account for theories within forestry planning in general, and discuss theories within the part of forestry planning they have specialized within - apply methodology and decision support to handle a forest sustainability analysis and the part of the subject forest planning that the student advanced oneself in - analyse, evaluate and discuss the methodology and the decision support system that have been used - account for other parts of the subject of forest planning and process and discuss problems within these critically - orally and in writing communicate the results of a project and lead and summaries discussions..

Content

The course is carried out in the form of project work that concern current and relevant planning issues. In the project work, the student will gain insights and skills in making a sustainability plan for a landscape. This includes a gap analysis of the current forest state, establishing objectives for sustainable forest use, identification of measurable objectives that can be used to operationalize the goals in the plan, creation of alternative plans with different compromises between the objectives, evaluation of the alternatives based on objectives as well as description off and arguments for various plans.
Project plan is established, are presented and discussed with other students and supervisor. After that, the project is carried out and completed, and reported both orally and in writing. Both project plan and project presentation are compulsory. Furthermore, attendance is compulsory at all oral presentations.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written and oral presentation of project plan and project work and approved participation in compulsory components.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Sufficient knowledge of an advanced forestry decision support system can be received through the course PlanWise as decision support at forestry planning 7.5 credits. The course is given by a certified department.
SLU is environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. A large part of our courses
cover knowledge and skills that contribute positively to the environment. To further
strengthen this, we have specific environmental goals for the education. Students are
welcome to suggest actions regarding the course’s content and implementation that lead
to improvements for the environment. For more information, see webpage www.slu.se.

Responsible department

Department of Forest Resource Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)
Replaces: SH0141
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest Science - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Forest science Forest Management
Course code: SG0154 Application code: SLU-40025 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Forest Resource Management Pace: 100%