SKOG230 Resource Economics and Planning in Forestry
Showing course contents for the educational year 2021 - 2022 .
Course responsible: Aija Maarit Irene Kallio
Teachers: Per Kristian Kåreson Lobenz Rørstad
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
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
- Biological, technical, economical and societal background for the problems considered.
- Analyses of individual actions (e.g., planting, thinning, fertilization, alternative logging options, investments in machines and roads, maturity of the forest stand for clear-cutting, provision of ecosystem services) from economic perspective.
- Analyses at property level (objective and guidelines, effect of taxation, use of bio-economic modelling for long-term analyses, risk, valuation of forest/forest property).
- The student should obtain knowledge about the main economic decisions in forestry.
- The student should be familiar with the main principles of valuation of forest/forest property.
Lectures with exercises and discussions. Independent studies. Project work. Problem solving.
Canvas. Teachers are available for questions during the teaching semester.
To be distributed when the course starts.
Three hand-in assignments and a term paper on forest planning.
Final exam counts 100% of finale grade (3 hours).
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Lectures with exercises in class circa 80 hours. In addition, compulsory assignments.
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: Letter grades