Information from the course leader
Course starts June 7 with webinars and introduction of the course. Most of the course is made of self-studies, distance learning and individual project work. The course ends with field excursions in Småland and Skåne. (August 9-13). This part of the course is mandatory and can´t be replaced with anything else. Due to corona the final plan for the fieldweek is not ready yet. We will try to arrange the week in some way, small groups, mixed with lectures etc. For detailed information contact the course leader Kristina Wallertz Kristina.Wallertz@slu.se
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Additional course evaluations for SG0255
Academic year 2019/2020Forest Regeneration (SG0255-50085) 2020-06-08 - 2020-08-16
Academic year 2018/2019Forest Regeneration (SG0255-50039) 2019-06-10 - 2019-08-18
SG0255 Forest Regeneration, 7.5 CreditsSkoglig föryngring
SubjectsForest science Forest Management
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge at basic level equivalent to 120 credits, of which at least
- 60 credits in Agricultural Science or
- 60 credits in Biology or
- 60 credits in Environmental Sciences or
- 60 credits in Forest Management or
- 60 credits in Forest Science or
- 60 credits in Horticultural Science or
- 60 credits in Landscape Architecture
and English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent qualifications.
ObjectivesThe purpose of the course is to present a comprehensive overview of the complete chain of forest regeneration, and to give the students insight in the complexity of regeneration methods in north-European forestry.
After the course the student should be able to
- Describe and analyse regeneration methods used in contemporary forests in northern Europe.
- Analyse different regeneration methods, from a perspective of forestry as part of a sustainable development.
- Measure and evaluate the establishment of planted tree seedlings
- Design a forest regeneration experiment and analyse and evaluate the results
ContentDuring the course, the complete chain of forest regeneration is studied, from seed to established trees. New findings and insights in seedling types, planting techniques, and soil scarification methods will be discussed, and evaluated in relation to plant ecophysiology and site factors. The course also provides knowledge in design of regeneration experiments and in the techniques to measure seedling vitality and growth.
The course will be held as a distance course on 50 % study time, scheduled during the summer semester. At course start, students will be introduced to the course portal used for the distance studies. However, at the end of the course, there is a one-week mandatory field excursion. The course includes two individual assignments, one based on literature studies that will be submitted prior to the field week and one field work project that should be submitted after the field week. The field work project is launched at course start, where the student will measure growth and vitality of newly planted seedlings over the course period.
Formats and requirements for examinationFor passing the course the student must submit required written assignment in literature studies, conduct a field work project, participate in group activities through canvas and attend to the mandatory field week.
- 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.