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.

Late applications might be possible

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionUmeå University
Begin date28.08.2023
End date30.10.2023
Registration deadline17.04.2023
ECTS credits15.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeUmeå
Tagsbiologysustainabilityforestryconservationexcursionecosystem managementbiogeochemistrytrophic interactionsboreal forestbiologysustainability
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