912332 Field camp II - concepts and methods of site ecology, forest growth and yield

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Mayer, Mathias , Vospernik, Sonja , Schume, Helmut , Sanden, Hans
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Examples for ecological peculiarities of mountain sites
Alpine timberline & high elevation afforestation
Field methods for site description
Site classification and mapping in mountainous areas
Field methods of forest inventories
The growth series concept

Previous knowledge expected

Theoretical knowledge and practical experience in forest inventory (e.g. handling of the respective instruments), knowledge of forest soils, forest climatology and forest botany

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students understand the principles of forest growth and temperature restricted growth on high alpine sites
Students understand ecological processes in high elevations
Students are able to classify forest sites
Students are able to plan, conduct, analyse and interpret a forest growth field experiment and relate it results of forest site classification
Students understand the micro-site dependence of high elevation afforestations
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.