Forest Ecology

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.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountrySweden
Language of instruction
InstitutionUmeå University
Begin date31.08.2020
End date01.11.2020
Registration deadline15.04.2020
ECTS credits15.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeUmeå
Tagsbiologysustainabilityforestryconservationexcursionecosystem managementbiogeochemistrytrophic interactionsboreal forest
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