2023-2024 / FORE0022-3

Ecological fondations of the silviculture


12h Th, 2h Pr, 12h AUTR

Number of credits

 Bachelor in bioengineering2 crédits 


Hugues Claessens

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Methodology of silvicultural guidelines elaboration for forest tree (biological based)
In-depth cases studies : - valuable broadleaves, - norway spruce - beech.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The student will be able to propose silvicultural guidelines based on the forest species characteristics.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge in sylviculture
Course : FORE0001-2

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

2 days-internship in a forest managers team
field trips about silviculture (2 days)

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes
Different silviculture guides presented during the course
Popularization periodic papers : Forêt-Entreprise (IDF, France), Revue Forestière Française (ENGREF, Nancy, France) and Forêt Wallonne (Forêt Wallonne asbl, Namur)

Any session :

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

written work

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Forest Internship report including a discussion about the field trips : by group of 2, 40% of the final evaluation Personal report : developing a silvicultural guidelines for a forest tree species : 60% of the final evaluation
Second session : only personal report, without considering the forest internship report

Work placement(s)

2 days on the field with forest managers

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Association of one or more MOOCs