732337 Innovations for sustainable forest management

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Zivojinovic, Ivana , Weiß, Gerhard
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The lecture addresses innovation in its economic and political context and covers the following aspects:

oWhat is innovation, and why is it important?

oInnovation policy

oInnovation in forestry ´ actual and potential

oInnovation and sustainable forest management

oInnovation projects ´ success factors and impediments to overcome

oInnovation projects ´ support tools

The lecture will be based on extensive research results on the topic of innovation and sustainable forest management in Europe. It will provide students with a theoretical foundation related to innovation, present new research results from across Europe and use empirical cases to study the application of theoretical concepts.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students shall get an understanding of the role of innovation in general and in sustainable forest management in particular as well as an understanding of innovation processes, necessary skills and tools.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.