The course provides in-depth knowledge of the abiotic and biological processes that regulate the structure and function of forest ecosystems, focusing on the boreal forest.
The course contains two theory blocks, one focusing on biogeochemistry and one with focus on trophic interactions and disturbances as well as a field project where students plan and perform a scientific study to test an ecological hypothesis. The course also includes excursions to natural and managed forests and to research sites. The course is aimed at those who will work with nature conservation, sustainable land use, research, or as a teacher.
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|Fields of study||Basic/broad, general programmes|
|Tags||biologysustainabilityforestryconservationexcursionecosystem managementbiogeochemistrytrophic interactionsboreal forest|