My doctoral project is a part of the project Framtidens skogsskötsel i södra Sverige (a.k.a. Future silviculture in southern Sweden, FRAS) and is called Efficient stand treatment. The premise for my project is to evaluate how/if silviculture can be improved by specifying the management within forest stands to sub-stands.
The topic interests me since it connects research areas ranging from ecophysiology and silviculture to forest remote sensing. The forest companies are currently in a digitalization process, in which forest remote sensing data, harvester data and other geographical data is implemented in the operational, tactical and strategical levels in decision-making. The rapid technological development opens up for new research questions dealing with how, and if, we can better reach the goals and objectives in forest management when high resolution data is available.