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Professor in forest planning

Published: 12 December 2018

The Department of Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre has a vacancy for a Professor in Forest planning.

Subject area

The subject area for the professor is forest planning. Scientifically, forest planning constitutes a framework for integrating information and methods at different levels and from different fields in order to give support for decisions regarding the use and management of forests. The subject area profile includes decision processes in and decision support for the forestry of different forest owner categories, the non-industrial private forestry ("family forestry") in particular. It also addresses the forest policy dimension and the societal concerns regarding the utilisation of forests for different forest goods and services, i.e. timber as well as environmental goods and other ecosystem services. The analyses concern the small-scale estate level as well as the large-scale landscape level. Also, the analyses aspects of societal development and forest policy that are relevant for forest planning and include use of methods for weighing among (giving priorities to) different forest interests and for management of risk and uncertainty.

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