P-O Bäckströms sal, Umeå

Natural regeneration and management of birch

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Birch forest

Felicia Dahlgren Lidman defends her thesis "Natural regeneration and management of birch" on October 7 2022.

The thesis offers guidance for those who want to naturally establish, maintain and manage birch in monocultures and mixed stands. Silver and downy birch are the most common broadleaf tree species in northern Europe. In Sweden, the two species together make up approximately 12% of the standing forest volume. This thesis presents results from four studies, with the aim to increase the level of knowledge about establishment and regeneration of birch, management of naturally regenerated birch in pure and mixed stands, and the distribution of birch over Sweden. The studies were based on experimental data from field trials, survey data from practical forestry, Swedish national forest inventory data and predictive modelling. 


To follow the dissertation online, please contact Lovisa Nordström, lovisa.nordstrom@slu.se


Link to thesis: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/28862/
Author / Respondent: MSc Felicia Dahlgren Lidman
External reviewer / Opponent: Professor Andreas Bolte, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Institute of Forest Ecosystems, Germany, andreas.bolte@thuenen.de
Time: 2022-10-07 09:00
City: Umeå
Location: P-O Bäckströms sal
Organiser: Department of Forest Ecology and Management