Course code SKOG100

SKOG100 Forest Management

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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
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Only open for students at B-SF.
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
Preferential right:

First priority: B-SF

Second priority: B-ØN and B-FORNY

Course contents:
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. Elementary forest economics.
Learning outcome:

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

General competence:

A basis for a deliberate attitude to the role of being a forest manager and for interdisciplinary problem solving in forest management

Learning activities:
- 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.
Teaching support:
Advance information is publicly available at The lecturers are available for questions during office hours.
Announced at course start and posted on the course web pages.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
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.
Nominal workload:
Ca. 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
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).
Students who don't come to the first lecture on August 11th will lose their seat in the course. Available seats will be given to students on the waiting list on August 11th.
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: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått