913316 Silvicultural strategies for balancing multiple stakeholder interests in mountain forests

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hochbichler, Eduard , Lexer, Manfred Josef , Vacik, Harald
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Forest resource management in mountain regions is at the interface of difficult ecological, technical and economic conditions, multiple and often conflicting land use interests (e.g., timber production, protective functions, hunting, forest pasture, nature conservation, tourism). In this lecture basic knowledge on interactions between landuse activities as well as methods to analyse these interdependencies are discussed indoor, case studies are discussed and hands on examples analysed outdoor.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students shall be aquainted with multiple and sometimes conflicting landuse interests in mountain regions (e.g., protection, timber and biomass production, pasture, hunting, tourism, nature conservation) and approaches to identify landuse strategies to balance multiple stakeholder interests. Relevant spatial scale is the landscape level.

The lecture requires interes in broadscale land use issues in mountain regions. Due to the integrative problem perspective the lecture is recommended for students from various curricula (forestry, agriculture, mountain risk engineering, mountain forestry, Environment and Bioresourcemanagement).
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