Course code MežZ4008

Credit points 2.50

Forest Regeneration

Total Hours in Course100

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours60

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Silviculture

Course developer

author Mežkopības katedra

Āris Jansons

Dr. silv.

Course abstract

Course includes analysis of techniques and technologies of area and soil preparation, ways of forest regeneration, criteria of their application in context with the aim of forest regeneration. Influence of tree species mixture, initial spacing and genetic and physiological quality of plant material on success of regeneration and stand characteristics is assessed. Most important methods of protection against biotic an abiotic damages and thinning of young stands, options to ensure high carbon sequestration and stimulate adaptation capacity, stability of stands are covered.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

During the course students gain knowledge about most important aspects of forest regeneration and afforestation and applicable techniques and technologies. After the course students are competent to choose the most appropriated regeneration method, species composition, type of plant material, initial spacing and thinning regime in the practical situation. They are skilled to evaluate quality of stand protection and plant material. Students are competent to characterize connection between forest regeneration and carbon sequestration in ecosystem and adaptation capacity of stand.

Compulsory reading

1. Mangalis I. Meža kultūras. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1989. 347 lpp.
2. Zālītis P. Mežkopības priekšnosacījumi. Rīga: LVMI "Silava": Et cetera, 2006. 220 lpp.
3. Zālītis P., Jansons J. Mērķtiecīgi izveidoto kokaudžu struktūra. Salaspils : Latvijas Valsts Mežzinātnes institūts "Silava", 2009. 80 lpp.
4. Ošlejs J. Ceļvedis Latvijas privāto mežu īpašniekiem. Rīga: Et cetera, 2005. 213 lpp.

Further reading

1. Bušs K. Praktiskā meža tipoloģija. Rīga: LatZTIZPI, 1981. 45 lpp.
2. A/S LVM pasūtīto zinātnisko pētījumu atskaites (no 2004. gada), Lejuplādējamas:
3. LR Zemkopības ministrijas pasūtīto zinātnisko pētījumu atskaites (no 2004. gada), Lejuplādējamas:

Periodicals and other sources

1. Mežzinātne ISSN 1407-270X
2. Baltic Forestry ISSN 1392-1355
3. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research ISSN 0282-7581