BSc level, but open for others as well.
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.
II period, second or third year.
- 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
The course is composed of class lectures. To complete the course, students must pass the exam (40% limit for passing the exam). Attendance is recorded, but it is not mandatory.
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.
Additional reading material will be provided during the course.
Scale 0-5. The final exam constitutes 100% of the grade.
Teaching in English.
University lecturer Eshetu Yirdaw
Replaces the former course 83096 (TROP170) Introduction to Tropical Forestry, 4 cr.