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Silviculture of Temperate Forests

This course is about silviculture for the sustainable management of temperate forests in Europe. We will study and discuss a wide range of paradigms for silviculture, and we will visit forests where these are implemented. We will look at even-aged plantation forestry, continuous cover forestry, close-to-nature forestry, multifunctional forestry, forestry for high-quality timber production, urban forestry, restoration forestry and historical management approaches.

The course emphasizes ecologically-based and nature-oriented silviculture and includes a large range of forest types. We will examine 10 conifer species and 20 hardwood species in detail and will visit forests where these are managed in pure as well as mixed stands.

The presentation and discussion of topics gradually progress from the basic to the advanced level. There will be classroom lectures, classroom exercises, field trips, outdoor lectures, field exercises, group work, student presentations and interactive discussions.

The course includes two one-week study tours in Denmark, Germany or other European countries and some one-day tours in Sweden. Students pay the costs of accommodation (youth hostels) and meals during the study tours and cover part of the travel costs.

Course evaluation

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SG0232-10131 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for SG0232

Academic year 2022/2023

Silviculture of Temperate Forests (SG0232-10197)

2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31

Academic year 2021/2022

Silviculture of Temperate Forests (SG0232-10090)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Silviculture of Temperate Forests (SG0232-10019)

2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Silviculture of Temperate Forests (SG0232-10162)

2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Silviculture of Temperate Forests (SG0232-10090)

2018-09-03 - 2018-11-11

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Euroforester - Master's Programme Forest Science - Master's Programme Forest Management - Bachelor's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Forest Science Biology Forest science Biology
Course code: SG0232 Application code: SLU-10131 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre Pace: 100%