Course is arranged as online-teaching.
Having passed this course a student understands how forest operations affect the environment. The student knows the available means to prevent or mitigate the adverse effects of these activities and understands the importance of governance measures, such as certification, for maintaining and promoting diversity and multiple functions of forests.
The course starts with lectures and afterwards students will make a report on specific topics where they will examine how to prevent adverse impacts on the environment.
Topics include: impacts on soils, water, wildlife, biodiversity, pathology. Social impacts: recreation and scenery. Modifying technology and methods to decrease adverse effects. Certification.
Lectures, suggested literature, student reports and exam.
All material will be announced at the course and distributed through Moodle.
Teaching in English.
Bo Dahlin and Heljä-Sisko Helmisaari.
Replaces the former course 837086 Environmental Effects of Wood Harvesting, 5 cr.