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Field course in boreal forest history, biodiversity and dynamics, August/Sept 2016

posted Apr 4, 2016, 1:00 AM by Ulrik Ilstedt

The PhD-course focus on recent advances in research related to biodiversity and long term human use of northern boreal forest landscapes. The aim of the course is to promote a better understanding of historical processes in the boreal forest and implications of these for conservation and management, and also how to best sample and design field-studies dealing with these issues. The course comprises 7.5 credits (ECTS) and will include literature, home assignments and one intensive field-week (August 29-Sept 3) when we will visit Granlandet nature reserve, Nilasjåkk forest reserve, Tjeggelvas forest reserve and other areas with very high conservational values in the county of Norrbotten. Here you have chance to visit some of the largest and most exciting forests reserves in Sweden and learn more about their history and biodiversity from researchers working on the sites.

 Admission to the course is by application.  You should send a brief statement giving details on your PhDrch-phd-courses/?anmkod=P0080.1516 work and a motivation for attending the course (1 page maximum). The application should be sent to Lars Östlund ( before May 15 2016.

 More information: Professor Lars Östlund, +46-907868442, or Professor Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson +46-010-1428941, Course information:

 The Prifor home page will also provide updated information about the course (