Course code SKOG230

SKOG230 Resource Economics and Planning in Forestry

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Teachers: Hanne Kathrine Sjølie, Tron Haakon Eid
ECTS credits: 10
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 Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Preferential right:
Students in Master or bachelor programs
Course contents:

I. Forest biology, technical operations and economic basis.

II. Analysis of individual actions (planting, thinning, logging maturity at clear-cut, other logging circumstances, investments in machines and roads, road planning, logistics, use of hunting and other out-door opportunities).

III. Analysis at property level (objective and guidelines, influence of taxes on resource allocation, accounting analysis, finance and budget, use of bio-economic modelling for long-term analyses, investment strategies, risk, forest valuation, certification and global conventions of importance for forest use).

Learning outcome:

Knowledge: The student shall ubtain knowledge about vital resource economic choices in forestry.

Skills: The students should be able to analyse short- and long-term resource choices connected to planning and managing forest properties. The students should be able to prioritise relevant forest treatment arrangements and investments in technical operations according to given/chosen criteria for an effective resource use with regard to the biological/ecological conditions.

General competance: The students should be familiar with the main principles of economic assessment in forestry.

Learning activities:
Lecture-based, with exercises. Project-based. Problem-based.
Teaching support:
Teachers and assistants are available for questions during the whole instruction period. Supervision is offered aswell as use of Fronter.
To be distributed at course start.
SKOG100, BUS100.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Mid-term exam (50%, 3 hours), final exam (50%, 3 hours). All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
RØP201 (10 ECTS) and SDT200/SD200 (10 ECTS).
Type of course:
Lectures: approx. 90 hours. Exercises: approx. 30 hours.
The external examiner approves and evaluates the final examination and reviews the teaching arrangements together with the course responsible.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått