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Forest Regeneration

The 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 Scandinavia.

Information from the course leader

Dear participants of the MSc course SG0255 - Forest Regeneration,

We are very happy to see that you have all applied to participate in the course. We very much welcome all of you and hope you are looking forward to this course as much as we do!

With this mail, we would like to provide you with first and foremost information regarding the course:

  1. Important steps if you are admitted to courses during the summer 2023Admitted to summer courses | Studentwebben (

    Step 1: Activate you SLU student account (if you are new student at SLU)
    Step 2: Send email to from your SLU student mail to get registered for the course. You will get a confirmation. Self-registration is not possible. OBS! Registration is possible May 29th to June 5th.
    Step 3: Log on to the digital classroom at Canvas, latest June 5th 2023, mandatory meeting 5th at 09:00, see to that camera and microphone is working and that you have access to internet.
  2. Course schedule:
    The course consist of three parts: (I) introductory week (distance), (II) self-studying (literature review, home assignments, and field project), (III) field week. Detailed information will be available on Canvas.
  3. Course portal (Canvas):
    During the course, we are going to use a learning platform called “Canvas”. There, you can find: study materials, literature, assignments, instructions and more. You can also use the platform to communicate with us (teachers teams) and other students.
    More information about Canvas: Educational systems | Studentwebben (
  4. First week:
    During the first week of the course (5-9 June) we are going to have three mandatory distance meetings i.e. on 5th, 7th and 9th of June. Classes are going to be held on “Zoom” between 9:00 and 12:00, each day. Link to the Zoom meeting can be found on the course portal (Canvas) (Note: there is one link for all the meetings). During the first week we will provide you with important information regarding the course (field project, home assignments, field week etc.). You will also have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the course.
  5. Field week:
    Mandatory field week is planned between 14-18th of August.

Please do not hesitate to contact course leader Mikolaj Lula,, in case of any questions or doubts, or educational administrator Desiree Mattsson,

We are looking forward to meeting you soon! It is going to be an exciting course, with a fun field week!

Kind regards, Teachers Team

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

SG0255-50029 - 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 SG0255

Academic year 2021/2022

Forest Regeneration (SG0255-50047)

2022-06-06 - 2022-08-28

Academic year 2020/2021

Forest Regeneration (SG0255-50006)

2021-06-07 - 2021-08-15

Academic year 2019/2020

Forest Regeneration (SG0255-50085)

2020-06-08 - 2020-08-16

Academic year 2018/2019

Forest Regeneration (SG0255-50039)

2019-06-10 - 2019-08-18

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

1) Effects of Reforestation and Site Preparation Methods on Early Growth and Survival of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in South-Eastern Poland."
**Länk: **
**Författare: **Aleksandrowicz-Trzcinska, M., et al

2) Ecophysiology of northern spruce species: The performance of planted seedlings.
**Författare: **Grossnickle S.C.
**ISBN: **0-660-17959-8

3) Natural regeneration of broadleaved tree species in Southern Sweden - effects of silvicultural treatments and seed dispersal from surrounding stands.
**Författare: **Karlsson, M. (2001)

4) Natural regeneration of broadleaved tree species in Southern Sweden - effects of silvicultural treatments and seed dispersal from surrounding stands.
**Författare: **Karlsson, M. (2001)

5) The effects of scarification and shelterwood treatments on naturally regenerated seedlings in southern Sweden."
**Författare: **Karlsson, M. and U. Nilsson

6) Natural regeneration in clear-cuts: Effects of scarification, slash removal and clear-cut age."
**Författare: **Karlsson, M., U. Nilsson and G. Orlander

7) Being John Harper: Using evolutionary ideas to improve understanding of global patterns in plant traits.
**Författare: **Moles, A. T

  1. Best practice for tree breeding in Europe.
    **Författare: **Mullin TJ, Lee S, editors

9) Quantitative estimates of tree species selectivity by moose (Alces alces) in a forest landscape
**Författare: **Månsson J., Kalén C., Kjellander P., Andrén H. & Smith H.

10) Reforestation with planting in northern Europe.
**Författare: **Nilsson U., Luoranen J., Kolström T., Örlander G. and Puttonen P.

  1. Site Preparation – a Swedish overview Overview.
    **Länk: **
    **Författare: **Örlander G., Gemmel P. and Hunt J.

12) Effect of reforestation methods on pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) damage and seedling survival.
**Författare: **Örlander G and Nilsson U.

13) Stock type in intensive silviculture: A (short) discussion about roots and size. The Forestry Chronicle 80(4): 463-468
**Länk: **
**Författare: **Thiffault, N.

14) Scarification and seedfall affects natural regeneration of Scots pine under two shelterwood densities and a clear-cut in southern Sweden."
**Författare: **Beland, M., et al.

15) Manipulating seed availability, plant competition and litter accumulation by soil preparation and canopy opening to ensure regeneration success in temperate low-mountain forest stands.
**Författare: **Dassot, M. and C. Collet

16) General biology and life cycles of bark weevils.
**Författare: **Day KR, Nordlander G, Kenis M, Halldorson G
**ISBN: **1-4020-2241-7

  1. Germination and seedling establishment of Norway spruce (Picea abies) after clear-cutting is affected by timing of soil scarification."
    **Författare: **Floistad, I. S., G. Hylen, K. H. Hanssen and A. Granhus

18) Why seedlings survive: influence of plant attributes.
**Länk: **https://DOI 10.1007/s11056-012-9336-6
**Författare: **Grossnickle, S.C

19) Mechanical site preparation for forest restoration
**Länk: **https://DOI 10.1007/s11056-012-9332-x
**Författare: **Löf M., Dey D.C., Navarro R M. ,Jacobs D.F.

20) To Feed or not to Feed? Evidence of the Intended and Unintended Effects of Feeding Wild Ungulates.
**Författare: **Milner et al.

21) What do seedlings die from and what are the implications for evolution of seed size?
**Författare: **Moles, A. T. and M. Westoby

22) Regeneration silviculture of birch - a review."
**Författare: **Perala, D. A. and A. A. Alm

23) "Reproductive ecology of birch - a review.
**Författare: **Perala, D. A. and A. A. Alm

24) Effects of roe deer browsing and site preparation on performance of planted broadleaved and conifer seedlinhs when using temporary fences.
**Författare: **Bergqvist, J. Löf, M. Örlander G.

25) Interactions between ungulates forests and supplementary feeding-the role of nutritional balancing in determing outcomes.
**Författare: **Feltin aM, Felton A. Cromsigt J. Edenius L. Malmsten J. Wam H K.

26) Interactions between Near-ground temperature and radiation, silvicultural treatments and frost damage to Norway spruce seedlings
**Författare: **Langvall O

27) Effects of timing, duration and intensity of simulated browsing on Scots pine growth and stem quality.
**Författare: **Wallgren M. Bergqvist J. Bergström R. Eriksson S.

28) Copmarison of different site preparation techniques: quality of planting spots, seedling growth and pine weevil.
**Författare: **Wallertz K. Björklund N. Hjelm K. Petersson M. Sundblad. L-G.

29) Influence of mechanical site preparation on regeneration success of planted conifers in clearcuts in Fennoscandia – a review.
**Författare: **Sikström U. Hjelm, K. Holt Hanssen K. Saksa T. Wallertz K.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Euroforester - Master's Programme Multi-purpose forest management Forest Management - Bachelor's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19030 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Forest Management Forest Science Forest science Forest Management
Course code: SG0255 Application code: SLU-50029 Location: Alnarp Distance course: Yes Language: English Responsible department: Department of Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre Pace: 50%