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 the most common silvicultural methods and their effects on the development of trees and forest stands. Students will learn about exotic tree species in order to identify them and evaluate their use and spreading potential. Students will learn the basics of forest genetics, genetic variation, choice of provenances, breeding and adaptation to future climate. The knowledge should be based on research and updated.


Students will be able to select silvicultural options depending on management objectives, conditions for growth, and stand development. Students will be able to evaluate effects of the chosen silvicultural method on growth and development of forest stands.


Students should be able to see advantages of of knowledge-based forest management as opposed to traditions and hierachical orders.

General competance:

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

Learning activities:
Student reading, lectures, field trips, exercises, and 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 and 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:
250 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
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: Combined assessment: Letter grades