Course code MežZ5040

Credit points 4

Management of Forest Resources

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures48

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Date of course confirmation07.03.2017

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Jānis Krūmiņš

Dr. silv.

author tēma ES29

Solveiga Luguza

Mg. silv.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Agris Zimelis

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The study course provides knowledge about the newest tendencies in forestry science and the management of enterprises in the forest sector. Obtained knowledge gives opportunity for student to understand the development of modern forestry, bioenergy and wood processing. The study course helps to understand in depth formation of forest resource utilization balance and explains role of forest sector in country economics.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
• Knowledge about the newest tendencies in the management of enterprises in the forest sector.
• Skills to define their own viewpoint concerning the development of forest sector.
• Competence to analyze processes in the forest sector.

Compulsory reading

1. Forest Ecology and Management: ISSN: 0378-1127
2. European Journal of Forest Research: ISSN: 1612-4669
3. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research: ISSN: 0282-7581
4. Baltic Forestry ISSN: 1392-1355

Further reading

1. www.zm.gov.lv
2. www.latforin.info
3. www.silava.lv

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks: ISSN 1407-6667
2. Dienas Bizness: ISSN 1407-2041
3. Mežzinātne: ISSN 1407-270X