Study unit
3513149 Intensive Forest Management and Production of Forest Biomass, 3 Cp  
Code 3513149  Validity 01.01.2015 -
Name Intensive Forest Management and Production of Forest Biomass  Abbreviation IntForMan 
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
Antti Kilpeläinen 

Study unit's general literature:
Author Title Year Obligatory library
     Kellomäki, S., Kilpeläinen, A., Alam, A. (Eds).  Forest BioEnergy Production: Management, Carbon sequestration and Adaptation  2013  Obligatory library


Description
Learning outcomes 

To understand how intensive forests management can be used to increase the forest biomass production in a sustainable and cost-efficient way.

 
Content 

Essentials: Intensive forest management and cost-efficient production of forest biomass (timber and energy biomass); the production potential of forest biomass for different tree species and site fertility types (main focus on boreal conditions); the gains of tree breeding and use of qualified seed and seedling material in forest regeneration (main domestic tree species); environmental impacts (e.g. nutrient losses and CO2 emissions) for intensive production of forest biomass and their governance.

Complementary knowledge: Use of forest ecosystem modeling and life cycle assessment (LCA) for evaluation of sustainability of forest biomass production in boreal conditions.

 
Modes of study 

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

 
Study materials 

Kellomäki, S., Kilpeläinen, A., Alam, A. (eds). Forest BioEnergy Production: Management, Carbon sequestration and Adaptation (2013).

Lecture handouts and additional reading material provided by teachers (set of scientific research articles).

 
Evaluation criteria 

0-5

 
Teachers 

Senior researcher Antti Kilpeläinen, guest 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 2021 (1st period). Will be organized every other year.

 
Campus 

Joensuu

 
Further information 

The language of instruction is English. The priority is given for 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
No teaching

Future exams
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration ended Intensive Forest Management and Production of Forest Biomass  General examination  Antti Kilpeläinen 
14.08.20fri 12.00-16.00
Register Intensive Forest Management and Production of Forest Biomass  General examination  Antti Kilpeläinen 
16.09.20wed 12.00-16.00
Register Intensive Forest Management and Production of Forest Biomass  General examination  Antti Kilpeläinen 
14.10.20wed 12.00-16.00
Register Intensive Forest Management and Production of Forest Biomass  General examination  Antti Kilpeläinen 
09.12.20wed 12.00-16.00
Registration not started Intensive Forest Management and Production of Forest Biomass  General examination  Antti Kilpeläinen 
10.03.21wed 12.00-16.00
Registration not started Intensive Forest Management and Production of Forest Biomass  General examination  Antti Kilpeläinen 
05.05.21wed 12.00-16.00