SKOG100 Forest Management
There may be changes to the course due to to corona restrictions. See Canvas and StudentWeb for info.
Showing course contents for the educational year 2021 - 2022 .
Course responsible: Line Nybakken
Teachers: Anne Aslaug Sverdrup-Thygeson, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Tron Haakon Eid, Bo Johan Asplund
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block and Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2005H
First priority: B-SF
Second priority: B-ØN and B-FORNY
Forest as a resource. Basics of forest botany. Basics of forest resource inventory emphasizing timber resources and biomass for energy production. Basics of forest biology (ecology, dynamics and human interventions). Introduction to growth and forest dynamics. Basics of forest economics.
After ended course the student should have
Basic knowledge of forest management within the fields of forest biology, silviculture, forest mensuration, forest production and forest economy.
- A basis for deciding a forests vegetation type and from this the level of productivity
- Knowledge of the use of equipments and tabels to estimate volume of single trees and forest stands
A basis for a deliberate attitude to the role of being a forest manager and for interdisciplinary problem solving in forest management
- Lectures, excursion, group work and field exercises, as well as independent study are used to achieve learning results in knowledge and understanding. - Field exercises and calculation exercises are used to achieve learning results in skills. - The excursion and lectures are used to achieve learning results in attitudes and ethics. - Projects are used to achieve results in skills and understanding, in addition to learn how to work in groups and how to present the results of a work.
Advance information is publicly available at https://nmbu.instructure.com/. The lecturers are available for questions during office hours.
Announced at course start and posted on the course web pages.
The entire August block including excursions and field exercises, and at least three compulsory assignments and the group exercises (prosjektoppgaven) must be passed.
Individual exercises in forest botany (30%) and final written exam (70%). All the evaluated elements of the course must be passed to get the course approved.
Ca. 300 hours.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Reduction of five credits to SKOG102
Type of course:
Excursion (August block): 3 days. Field exercises (August block): up to 5 days. Lectures: 4 hours per week (Autumn parallel).
Depending on the covid-19 situation, participation may be limited to students in the program B-SF.
Students who don't come to the first lecture on August 17th will lose their seat in the course. Available seats will be given to students on the waiting list on August 17th.
An external examiner will approve and take part in the grading of the written examination and discuss with the person responsible for the course whether or not the learning objectives have been reached.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Combined assessment: A - E / F