PhD course: "Concepts and tools for sustainable management of production forests",
A graduate-course on Concepts and Tools for Managing Sustainable Forests Production will be given in Concepcion, Chile, November, 2013. The course is organised by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in collaboration with the University of Concepcion (UDEC), Chile, and North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA.BackgroundConsiderable advances are being made in our understanding of the ecophysiological processes affecting forest productivity and how these processes are influenced by genetics, resource availability (light, water, and nutrients), and their interactions. With appropriate silvicultural treatments including manipulations of both the plant and the soil, we can dramatically increase productivity, production efficiency, and provide the basis for sustainable forest management into the 21st century.The course will focus on conifer and eucalypt plantations in cold temperate, temperate, and tropical regions because these are the species and regions where intensive plantation silviculture is most commonly practiced. The concepts presented will, however, be applicable to any forest ecosystem where site resources and plant material are actively managed.Application Deadline 31 Aug 2013More infoThe course is organised by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in collaboration with the University of Concepcion (UDEC), Chile, and North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA.