913102 Silviculture I

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hasenauer, Hubert , Echeverria Progulakis, Sebastian
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction


Silvicultural prospects and problems in Austrian forests / Silvics of European tree species - natural forest types of Austria - ecoregions and altitudinal zones - setting silvicultural targets / forest structures / Timber quality and added value through silviculture / risk, stability and resilience / silvicultural systems / stand tending techniques / thinning regimes / protection forest management / stand conversion.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Overarching goal of this course is to make students familiar with an ecosystem approach to forest management. The course covers the required knowledge to define silvicultural objectives at stand level, and to maintain, regenerate, restore, tend and utilize temperate forest ecosystems. During the winter term the course provides the theoretical foundations of silviculture. In the summer term focus is on practical training and hands on examples in the field in various forest types.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.