Course code SKOG220

SKOG220 Silviculture

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Course responsible: Andreas Brunner
Teachers: Arne Steffenrem, 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 and 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 choose 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:
Student reading, 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.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Field trips, exercises. Exercise on plagiarism signed before term assignment delivers.
The evaluation comprises three parts: tests (30%), semester assignment (20%), and oral exam (50%). The average mark of each of the three parts must be passed (mark E or better) to pass the course. Marks A-E / failed.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Reduction of credits:
10 credit overlapp with the old version of SKOG220 V16 (15 credit course that were taught last time autumn 2015).
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 oral exam.
Examination details: :