Course code MežZ4020

Credit points 3

Forest Regulation

Total Hours in Course48

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for laboratory classes24

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developer

author Dabas resursu ilgtspējīga izmantošana sabiedrības kvalitātes paaugstināšanai

Dagnis Dubrovskis

Dr. silv.

Course abstract

Students require knowledge, skills and reflection abilities including the aspects of: forest management planning in space and time, finance flow, valuation of ecological, economical and social goods and services, forest multiple use management, aspects of economical optimisation, SWOT.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have
• Knowledge for valuation of ecological, economical and social goods and services, forest multiple use management, aspects of economical optimisation, SWOT.
• Skills in methods used for forest management, skills to make forest management planning in space and time, how to define forest management goal and objectives finance flow.
• Student will get competence to use different forest management software, data mining methods, and forest management planning decision support tools.

Compulsory reading

1. Zviedre A. Mežierīcība Latvijā. Rīga: V. elements, 2007. 230 lpp.
2. Dubrovskis D. Meža ekonomiskā vērtība, lekciju kurss mežierīcībā. Jelgava: KTC, 2003.
3. Iesalnieks J. Meža ekonomikas pamati. Rīga: ET Cetera, 2002. 92 lpp.
4. Dubrovskis D. Lekciju kurss Mežierīcībā. Jelgava: LLU MF, 2008.

Further reading

1. Maltamo M. Forest inventory: methodology and applications. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006. 362 p.
2. Klemperer David.W. Forest resource Economics and Finance. New York: McGraw – Hill, 1996. 551 p.
3. Kellomaki S. Forest Resources and Sustainable Managment.Published by Fape Oy, Finland, 2002. 420 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks ISSN 1407-6667
2. Meža Avīze ISSN 1047-6187
3. Baltic Forestry ISSN 1392-1355