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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Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!