Forestry Field Studies in Southern Sweden
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Academic year 2019/2020Forestry Field Studies in Southern Sweden (SG0252-40016) 2020-05-01 - 2020-06-07
SG0252 Forestry Field Studies in Southern Sweden, 7.5 CreditsSverigeresa söder
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge at basic level equivalent to
- 60 credits Forest Science.
ObjectivesDuring the course the student learn to describe and analyze how the prerequisites for a multifunctional forest varies with geography and how forest can be used in a long term sustainable way. The prerequisites encompass natural settings as well as ownership structure, infrastructure etc.
After completes course the student should be able to:
- Describe and compare the prerequisite for forest production in south and north Sweden
- Describe and compare how forestry is conducted in south and north Sweden
- Identify the most important indicator species in the flora in southern Sweden and describe their ecology
- Identify and describe the management of temperate broad-leaved tree species and their role in forestry in southern Sweden
- Suggest measures to mitigate adverse effects by storm, fungi and insects.
- Describe and problematize the conditions for multiple use of forest land
- Orally present and discuss results from field exercises and group work.
ContentThe days are filled with excursions and exercises. The length of the exercises varies; most of them are short but other span over several days. The study subjects during the course are: silviculture, soil science, vegetation ecology, game management, nature - and recreation values, and others. These mean that a lot of teachers are engaged in the teaching
Focus is on issues that are unique for southern Sweden, compared the northern part. Typical subjects are management of the temperate broad-leaved species, composition of the field vegetation, but also issues connected to how the ownership structure and the natural settings for forest growth influence how forestry is conducted. Interests beside the economic are also of great importance in southern Sweden. The relative large population and the urbanized society create a high demand on environments suitable for recreation. The dominating and intensive forestry with spruce has great economical advantages. However, losses due to storm, fungi and insects are substantial. It is therefore important to study how to mitigate the effect of these hazards.
It is compulsory to participate in all parts of teaching during the course including excursions, exercises, group work, assignments, lectures and presentations.
Formats and requirements for examinationParticipation in all exercises and excursions, passed written and oral accounts of projects.
- 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.
- 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 informationExtra expenses for adccomodation and travel occure during the study tour. More info on the course web page. The course comprises only field studies. Students are accommodated in youth hostels or similar facilities. Students must themselves arrange the transportations, using own or rented vehicles.
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.