Course code SKOG220

SKOG220 Silviculture

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2016 - 2017 .

Course responsible: Andreas Martin Bernd Brunner
Teachers: Inger Wilhelmine Sundheim Fløistad
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences 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 2016-2017
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Silviculture (regeneration, thinning, silvicultural systems, certification, exotic tree species) and forest genetics.
Learning outcome:


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


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, field trips, exercises, term assignment.
Teaching support:
Teachers will be available for questions during office hours.
A collection of textbooks and articles.
SKOG100, SKOG200, ECOL100, FEP201.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Field trips, exercises.
Tests (30%). Semester assignment (20%). Written exam at the end of the teaching period (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:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
In the block period: 6 hours per day, field trips, exercises, lectures. In the parallel period: 4 hours per week, lectures, seminars, field trips.
External examiner evaluates the final exam.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått