913322 Silviculture and forest protection

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Vacik, Harald , Lexer, Manfred Josef , Netherer, Sigrid
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


introduction to the course by mens of selected case studies;
content silviculture:
basic silvicultural knowledge for mountain forest management with focus on Eastern Alps; silvicultural systems, basic silvivultural techniques, silvicultural decision making, relationship between forest conditions, silviculture and disturbance factors (e.g. storms, bark beetles).
content forest protection:
overview on important abiotic and biotic disturbance factors, impacts, biology and epidemiology; basic protection measures, identification of improtant pest and desease organisms.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

students know basic silvicultural techniques with a focus on mountain forests and protective functions. students are able to solve standard planning situations. students know
forest protection:
students have an overview on relevant pest and desease organisms and a proper understanding of pathological processes in mountain forests; students have proper diagnostic knowledge regarding important desease and pest organisms; students know about basic forest protection measures.
students know about interrelationships of forest conditions, silviculture and selected disturbance factors (e.g. storms, bark beetles).
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.