Course code SKOG300

SKOG300 Forest Planning

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Course responsible: Tron Haakon Eid
Teachers: Aija Maarit Irene Kallio, Per Kristian Kåreson Lobenz Rørstad, Terje Gobakken
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Course contents:
The course is divided into seven different themes approached through lectures, exercises, and seminars. The course starts with an introduction to "Planning theory" and some "Topics in resource economics". Subsequently, three themes, that to a large extent build on lectures from previous courses and that also partly are closely linked, are brought up. These themes are "Development and application of models and tools for planning and decision-support", "Forestry planning, decision-oriented resource inventories and the value of information" and "Strategic planning for forest properties". Finally, an introduction to the themes "Forest sector models for national and international market and policy analyses" and "Global forest resources and management" are given.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge:

  • The students should have knowledge of planning theory, topics in resource economics,  forest sector models, and of global forest resources and management.
  • The students should have comprehensive knowledge of development and application of models and tools for planning and decision-support, forestry planning, decision-oriented resource inventories and the value of information, and strategic planning for forest properties.

Skills:

  • The student should be able to analyse, synthesize and critically relate to important questions when planning the management of forest areas.
  • The students should be able to communicate interdisciplinary topics and research results both in writing and orally. 

General competence:

  • The student should achieve a conscious and balanced attitude on the management of forests at different geographical levels 
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, seminars.
Teaching support:
Canvas. Individual supervision for excercises. 
Syllabus:
 An overview is available in Canvas.
Prerequisites:
MATH100, SKOG100, SKOG205, SKOG230, SKOG250
Recommended prerequisites:
SKOG210, SKOG220, SKOG240, LAD102
Mandatory activity:
Exercises and seminars. Seminar participation, presentation and seminar reports must be approved to pass the course.
Assessment:

Total assessment: 

  • Written exam (3 hours) counts 50%.
  • Portfolio: Two term papers count 80%. Mid-term test counts 20%. The portfolio counts 50 %. 

All parts must be passed to pass totally in the course.

Nominal workload:
Structured teaching 70 hrs.180 hrs own work in the form of reading, preparations for exercises and seminars and handins.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
40 hours lectures, 18 hours exercise, 12-18 hours seminar
Examiner:
External examiner evaluates all final exam papers. Written materials from exercises and mid-term exams are evaluated by course responsible and relevant teacher. Seminar activities are evaluated course responsible. 
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades