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Enrol
1.12.2016 at 08:00 - 7.3.2017 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Tue 14.3.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 16.3.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Tue 21.3.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 23.3.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Tue 28.3.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 30.3.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Tue 4.4.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 6.4.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Tue 11.4.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 20.4.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Tue 25.4.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 27.4.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Tue 2.5.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 4.5.2017
12:00 - 14:00

Description

Minimum 5 cr on tropical ecology, e.g. TROP140 or corresponding knowledge.

The student will learn to identify and explain types of tree-based production systems in the tropics and compare different silvicultural systems applied to different types of tropical forests.

B.Sc. 2nd-3rd year, IV period.

Forest area; deforestation, forest degradation, regrowth; main silvicultural systems used in tropical natural forests and plantation forestry; dryland silviculture; forest management planning; forests and livelihoods; community and small-holder forestry; management of non-timber forest products, managing forest ecosystem services.

Course handouts and other materials distributed during the course are available in the web. The following literature is optional:

  • Lamprecht, H. 1989. Silviculture in the tropics. GTZ, Eschborn. 296 p.
  • Whitmore, T.C., 1991. An introduction to tropical rainforests. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 226 p.

Exam. Attendance will be taken into account in final grading.

Teaching in English. Maximum number of students is 24 (priority given to department students).

Prof. Markku Kanninen