Study unit
3513065 Silvicultural management of forests for timber production and other ecosystem services, 3 Cp  
Code 3513065  Validity 03.05.2010 -
Name Silvicultural management of forests for timber production and other ecosystem services  Abbreviation SilviculMan 
Credits 3 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
   
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Teachers
Name
Heli Peltola 

Study unit's general literature:
Author Title Year Obligatory library
Lecture handouts and additional reading material (e.g., scientific research articles) provided by teachers.
     Millennium Ecosystem Assessment  Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Synthesis  2005  Obligatory library
     IPCC  Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  2013  Obligatory library
     IPCC  Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Volume 1, Global and Sectoral Aspects: Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report  2014  Obligatory library
     IPCC  Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change: Working Group III Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  2014  Obligatory library


Description
Learning outcomes 

The student will understand how the management and use of forests affect production of different ecosystem services under changing operative environment (climate change, forest-based bioeconomy). Furthermore, the student will understand the need to develop adaptive forest management (and utilization) strategies and possibilities offered by forest-based bioeconomy to mitigate climate change (main emphasis on boreal forests).

 
Content 

Essentials: Effects of management and use of forests under changing operative environment on carbon dynamics and structure of boreal forests and production of different ecosystem services under changing operative environment. The focus will be especially on the ecosystem services such as forest biomass production (timber, energy biomass), carbon sequestration and biodiversity of forests; Foreseen climate change and uncertainties related to it and silvicultural risks (abiotic and biotic damages); Adaptive forest management (and utilization) strategies needed under changing operative environment; Possibilities offered by forest-based bioeconomy to mitigate climate change. Complementary knowledge: Use of forest ecosystem modeling, multi-functional forest management planning and optimization, mechanistic risk modeling and life cycle assessment in forest management related research.

 
Modes of study 

Lectures (16 hours), final examination for lecture material, and required literature.

 
Study materials 

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Synthesis. Island Press, Washington, DC.

IPCC, 2013: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Stocker, T. F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

IPCC, 2014: Summary for policymakers. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T. E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and NewYork, NY, USA.

IPCC, 2014: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, E. Farahani, S. Kadner, K. Seyboth, A. Adler, I. Baum, S. Brunner, P. Eickemeier, B. Kriemann, J. Savolainen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow, T. Zwickel and J.C. Minx (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Lecture handouts and additional reading material (e.g., scientific research articles) provided by teachers.

 
Evaluation criteria 

0-5

 
Teachers 

Professor of Silvicultural Sciences, Senior Researcher in Silvicultural Sciences and visiting lecturers.

 
Prerequisites 

Basic/advanced level understanding is required for the silvicultural practices and dynamics of boreal forest ecosystems and its links to environmental conditions and silviculture in order to participate in this M.Sc. course.

As pre-reading material, Rantala, S. (edt). 2011. Finnish Forestry – Practice and management (pp. 1-142 and 173-234), is suggested for M.Sc. students having no B.Sc. (Agr. and For.) degree at the School of Forest Sciences.

 
Time 

Autumn 2018 (1. period). Will be organised every second year.

 
Campus 

Joensuu

 
Further information 

The language of instruction in this course is English. Preference is given to the M.Sc. students of the School of Forest Sciences.  

 


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
No registration in WebOodi
J: Silvicultural management of forests for timber production and other ecosystem services  Web course  Heli Peltola  07.09.20 -20.10.20

Future exams
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration ended Silvicultural management of forests for timber production and other ecosystem services  General examination  Heli Peltola 
14.08.20fri 12.00-16.00
Register Silvicultural management of forests for timber production and other ecosystem services  General examination  Heli Peltola 
16.09.20wed 12.00-16.00