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The information concerning the Forest doctor is mainly in swedish. Swap to the Swedish webpage for BECFOR news in Swedish by using the link SVENSKA on top of this page.

Doctoral education at SLU

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is one of Sweden’s top research universities, with an extensive range of research degrees on offer.  As a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student, you will be a part of a supportive research community and an exciting and challenging research culture.

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Research school "Bioeconomy-adapted forest management" is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Forest Sciences at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and representatives of major employers in Swedish forest sector. The overarching goal of the research school is to secure the future competence supply for the Swedish forest-based bioeconomy.

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Search for courses at PhD level

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Contract education

Skogskompetens syd, utbildningsaktiviteter för kompetensutveckling främst inom skogsskötsel

Föryngringskurs, uppdragsutbildning för skogliga tjänstemän​

Vetenskapsmetodik, uppdragsutbildning för skogliga tjänstemän och analytiker​

Forest management & Silviculture

The forest management topic within BECFOR has a focus on the hemiboreal and boreal forest, especially in Fennoscandia. We are aiming for a diversity of courses and activities within the full range of applied forestry, ecological aspects of silviculture and ecophysiological concepts and modelling of growth and yield.

Forest management and silviculture

Forest planning & Inventory

By combining research within different study areas this theme is focused on creating holistic solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources. Focal study areas include forest planning, forest inventory and sampling, forest remote sensing and landscape studies.

forest planning

Forest operations & biomaterials

This topic covers forest technology and biomaterial utilisation. It concerns the implementation of forest management for industrial raw materials supply and the characterisation and refinement of forest-based biomass for downstream processes and value-added products.

Forest operations and biomaterials
Published: 11 November 2022 - Page editor: klas.pernebratt@slu.se