Forestry systems analysis

7.5 credits

Forestry system in this course limits the scope of interactions between or in combination of forest system, human societal system and global/climate system in one concept where interactions of either system are studied to better describe forestry’s role in human society in contemporary applied science. Biological systems of forests in this course may include the basic physiological and ecological interactions of a plant while in the process of forest biomass growth.

This course aims to provide basic science concept to make easy understanding of plant growth in natural environment and various ecological factors involving tree/forest growth. Studies on carbon balance of trees and ecosystems would make students able to estimate carbon budget of forestry system. Forest management techniques mostly operational side are also included to make student able to calculate and evaluate better alternatives regarding carbon emissions and economic benefits.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.