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Silviculture - the science of forest stand management

Silviculture applies forest ecology to manage forest stands with the aim to provide society with wood raw materials and other ecosystem goods and services. In this course, you will study how a range of silvicultural practices, including management of stand structure, composition, density, rotation length and site fertility affect forest development and ecosystem services (with emphasis on wood, carbon and water). After the course, you will be able to evaluate the scientific basis for current and emerging silvicultural practices such as continuous cover forestry, carbon forestry and mixed species forests. We place particular emphasis on learning the skills and tools needed for analysing forest stand management for sustainable provision of desired goods and services under different conditions, including changing climate and management objectives. Thus, the course will give you a sound foundation for decision-making and implementation. The course primarily focuses on boreal and temperate forests, but we will also use examples from tropical forests to discuss differences between forest types, site conditions, and consequences of climate change. We target students interested in careers in the forest industry, public sector, and research in forest science, forest ecology or soil science.


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Andra kursvärderingar för SG0272

Läsåret 2022/2023

Silviculture - the science of forest stand management (SG0272-30188)

2023-01-16 - 2023-03-21

Läsåret 2021/2022

Silviculture - the science of forest stand management (SG0272-30052)

2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

Kursplan och övrig information


Pretzsch H, 2009 Forest Dynamics, Growth and Yield, chap. 2, 6, 10 and 11 (Will provide on request)

Landsberg, J. and P. Sands. 2011. Physiological ecology of forest production: principles, processes and models. Terrestrial Ecology. Elsevier Chap. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 (Will provide on request)

Pommerening, A. 2023. Continuous Cover Forestry: Theories, Concepts, and Implementation. Access for SLU students and staff: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/slub-ebooks/detail.action?


Kursen ges som en fristående kurs: Ja Kursen ges som en programkurs: Skoglig ekologi och hållbar skötsel - masterprogram Jägmästarprogrammet Kursavgift: Studieavgift, endast för medborgare utanför EU, EES, och Schweiz: 38060 SEK Nivå: Avancerad nivå (A1N)
Ämne: Skogsvetenskap Biologi Skogsvetenskap Biologi
Kurskod: SG0272 Anmälningskod: SLU-30256 Plats: Umeå Distanskurs: Nej Undervisningsspråk: Engelska Ansvarig institution: Institutionen för skogens ekologi och skötsel Studietakt: 100%