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:
- Important steps if you are admitted to courses during the summer 2023Admitted to summer courses | Studentwebben (slu.se)
Step 1: Activate you SLU student account (if you are new student at SLU)
Step 2: Send email to Desiree.Mattsson@slu.se 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.
- 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.
- 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 (slu.se)
- 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.
- Field week:
Mandatory field week is planned between 14-18th of August.
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
The course evaluation is now closed
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
2022-06-06 - 2022-08-28
Academic year 2020/2021
2021-06-07 - 2021-08-15
Academic year 2019/2020
2020-06-08 - 2020-08-16
Academic year 2018/2019
2019-06-10 - 2019-08-18
Syllabus and other information
SG0255 Forest Regeneration, 7.5 CreditsSkoglig föryngring
SubjectsForest Management Forest Science
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
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.
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 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
During 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.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
For 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 a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Department of Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
1) Effects of Reforestation and Site Preparation Methods on Early Growth and Survival of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in South-Eastern Poland."
**Författare: **Aleksandrowicz-Trzcinska, M., et al
2) Ecophysiology of northern spruce species: The performance of planted seedlings.
**Författare: **Grossnickle S.C.
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
- 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.
- Site Preparation – a Swedish overview Overview.
**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
**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
- 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.