Course code SKOG220

SKOG220 Treatment and Production of Forest Stands

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Course responsible: Andreas Martin Bernd Brunner
Teachers: Inger Wilhelmine Sundheim Fløistad, Paal Krokene, Halvor Solheim, Tron Haakon Eid
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Forest genetics. Forest pests and diseases. Growth and yield. Silviculture (regeneration, thinning, silvicultural systems, certification, exotic tree species).
Learning outcome:


Students will learn about silvicultural methods and their effects, forest genetics, exotic tree species, growth and yield, forest entomology, and forest pathology.


Studenst will be able to chose between silvicultural options depending on management objectives, conditions for growth, and stand development. Students will be able to evaluate effects of the chosen silviculture on growth and yield. Students will be able to read and communicate the content of technical literature within the field. 

General competance:

Students will be able to find, understand, and communicate the content of relevant research literature within the field.

Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, field trips, term assignment.
Teaching support:
Teachers will be available for questions during office hours.
A collection of textbooks and articles.
SKOG100 Forest management.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Field trips, exercises.
Tests (30%). Semester assignment (20%). Final written exam (3.5 hours)(50%). All three elements must be passed to pass the course. The average mark of the tests must be passed.
Nominal workload:
450 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Reduction of 15 ects agains SMI220.
Type of course:
In the block period: 6 hours per day, field trips, exercises, lectures. In the parallel period: 8 hours per week, lectures, seminars, field trips.
Evaluates final exam.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått