Forest ecosystem management (M.Sc.) (700139)


In the project, annual forest planning is prepared for a forest area of about 100 ha and presented to the forest owner. The annual forest planning is an integrative planning that includes aspects of timber production, timber harvesting, development, nature conservation and hunting. For this purpose, it is necessary to record forest conditions with regard to essential stand parameters, to use existing planning documents, to analyse them and to evaluate them for the derivation of recommendations for action (not least economically).


Learning objectives and competences

Based on a practical example, the participants learn about the essential aspects of any planning process, including the preparation of planning documents (information gathering, data collection), evaluation, design and assessment of alternatives, coordination between the working groups, decision-making, presentation of results, and the complexity of forestry decisions. At the same time, the project serves to practice non-subject-specific qualifications, such as working successfully in a team, working out results in a limited amount of time, and presenting and discussing results. Participation in project meetings (approx. 6 in the semester) is required as a prerequisite for the examination.



Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Christian Ammer

Exam: 1. Part: written project report (max 30 pages) 80%

            2. Part: oral presentation (ca 10min) 20%

ECTS: 12

Access requirement: none

Language: German

Recommended previous knowledge: none

Frequency of offer: every winter semester

Duration: 1 Semester

Recommended semester: /

Workload: Attendance time 112 hours; self-study 248 hours