913104 Silviculture II

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Sinan, Muhammed , Wimmer, Simon , Klumpp, Raphael Thomas , Jansen, Simon Alexander , Hasenauer, Hubert , Hochbichler, Eduard , Leiter, Mathias , Lexer, Manfred Josef , Vacik, Harald
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
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.

Previous knowledge expected

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.