Course code SKOG302

SKOG302 Multiple Use of Forests

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Course responsible: Erik Trømborg
Teachers: Lars Helge Frivold, John Peter Fredman, Erling Krogh, Hans Ole Ørka, Håvard Steinsholt, Erling Krogh, Anne Aslaug Sverdrup-Thygeson
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 Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2007H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
  • Forest history, forest ecology/disturbances and legislative basis for forest management in Norway.   
  • Environmental status of forest. Ecosystem services from forest. Forests and forest management for different interests - forest sector, recreation and outdoor activities, biodiverstiy, cultural heritage and wildlife management.
  • Systems for collection of environmental values in forests. Environmental management and certification. Economic consequences of multiple use.
Learning outcome:

The students should have the following learning outcome from the course:

Knowledge: Knowledge of the term ecosystem services in general and for forests in Norway. Detailed knowledge of public regulations of timber production in Norway due to the environment and people's welfare. Knowledge of sociological and economic theory concerning multiple-use of forests. Knowledge of systems for forestry certification in Norway. Knowledge of narratives and discourses on Norwegian forestry.

Skills: Ability to collect required information on qualities in the forest and use of the forest in a limited area (property - municipality). Ability to assemble and synthesize such information by use of GIS in a multiple-use plan, partly as text, partly as maps.

General competence: Master oral and written presentation. Know conflict mechanism and methods for conflict resolution.

Learning activities:
Lectures, excursion, term paper and self studies.
Teaching support:
Canvas - students that have entered for the course have web support in Canvas. The lecturer in charge of the course is available (by appointment) for questions during office hours.
Announced on the course's web pages.
SKOG200 (10 ects). Students without these subjects may gather the most vital preparatory knowledge on their own accord.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursion and term paper.
Project assignment counts for 35% of the final grade. Oral exam counts 65%. All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
Ca. 250 hours. Divided on lectures, excursions, presentations, assigments, preparations and self-study.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
SKS302, 10 ects.
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week. Excursion: 1 day.
An external examiner participates and grade final oral exam.
Examination details: Portfolio: A - E / F