Course code MežZ4071

Credit points 3.50

Innovations in the Forest Sector

Total Hours in Course140

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Date of course confirmation22.03.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers


Jānis Krūmiņš

Dr. silv.

author lect.

Agris Zimelis

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The study course provides the knowledge on the newest tendencies in forest sector. Such knowledge gives opportunity for student to be competent in nowadays timber harvesting operations and to understand essence of development processes. Final part of the course is devoted to an insight in basic principles of relationship between finances and innovations.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

During the course studies students will obtain the knowledge on the necessity of innovations in the forest sector, prerequisites for implementation of innovations, sequence of EU structural fund acquirement and necessary documentation. Students will acquire skills to define their own viewpoint concerning the choice of suitable technology and equipment choice for forest operations on the basis of economics reasons and environmental factor estimations. Competence to forecast and to evaluate necessity of innovation implementation in particular forest enterprise.

Further reading

1. Riski lauksaimniecībā un privātajā mežsaimniecībā. Jelgava: LLU, RTU, 2005.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Meža Avīze ISSN 1392-1355.