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Silviculture in Forest and Landscape

The aim of the course is to provide the student with tools and understanding for how forest stands and landscapes can be changed by active management of individual forest stands. With this understanding of the connection between management on stand-level and landscape-level forest structure, the student will apply stand-level forest management methods in different landscape-types with different aim of future forest structure. Effects of climate change on future forest landscapes is central for all discussions and learning during the course. The student should have basic knowledge in silviculture on stand-level and measurement of forest stands. This basic knowledge is the foundation for studies of forest management on stand level, how this affects the forest landscape and how it can be modified depending on different future forest structure goals on property- and landscape level. The understanding and perception of forests that the student has acquired in earlier studies will be used as a foundation for all learning in this course. Forest development on various scale will be analysed with a decision support system (Heureka). Models underlying the decision support system will be described and discussed during the course.


The course will be given via classes, excursions, assignments and individual studies.

The course focuses on the following general competences:

Problem solving, Scientific methods, Oral and written communication

The following elements are compulsory:


Syllabus and other information

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest and Landscape (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Forestry Science Landscape Architecture
Course code: SV0053 Application code: SLU-10134 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre Pace: 100%