Course code SKOG201

SKOG201 Diseases and Pests on Forest Trees

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Course responsible: Isabella Børja
Teachers: Paal Krokene
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Course contents:
In the course, we consider damage to central forest trees in Norway. We describe the most important pests among the insects and fungi with emphasis on their life cycle, which parts of the tree they affect, and which conditions promote the damage. We also describe measures to prevent and limit damage. We also consider abiotic damage caused by physical or chemical stress, including climatic damage.
Learning outcome:

A candidate who has completed the course shall have learned the following:


The student should have an overview of the most important causes of damage to forest trees in Norway.


The student should be able to recognize and interpret typical injury symptoms and identify the cause of injury. The student should also be able to provide simple advice on damage prevention and relevant countermeasures.

General competence

The student should be able to apply knowledge about forest pests in interdisciplinary assessments of forest management.

Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises and excursions are all during three weeks in June.
Teaching support:
The course has web pages in Canvas. The teacher is available for questions during office hours or by email.
Reading list will be distributed on Canvas at the start of the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises and excursions.

Combined assessment:

  • Final written exam (3 hours) counts for 70%.
  • Tests of symptoms and causes during the course counts for 30%. 

All assessments in the course must be passed to pass the course.

Nominal workload:
125 hours of work, including lectures.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
5 credits overlap with FEP201 (previous version). 
Type of course:
Up to 8 hours per day lectures, exercises, excursions.
External examiner is used on the final written examination.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades