Course code SKOG230

SKOG230 Resource Economics and Planning in Forestry

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Course responsible: Aija Maarit Irene Kallio
Teachers: Terje Gobakken, Terje Gobakken, Per Kristian Kåreson Lobenz Rørstad
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 Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
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, ecosystem services).

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).

Learning outcome:

Knowledge: The student shall obtain 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 entire teaching semester. Supervision is offered and is supported by use of Canvas.
To be distributed when the course starts.
SKOG100, BUS100.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Three hand-in assignments and a term paper on forest planning.
Final exam counts 100% of finale grade (3 hours). All of compulsory assignments must be approved in order pass the course.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Written test: A - E / F