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Patrik Ulvdal

Patrik Ulvdal
Doctoral student (PhD student) doing research on uncertainties in forest information.


I am employed as a doctoral student at the department of forest resource management in Umeå (northern Sweden) since 2nd September, 2019. The aims with my doctoral studies project is to describe and analyse uncertainties in forest information used in forest planning. The goal is also to develop new planning methods that takes these uncertainties into account.

I am also a “industrial doctoral student” at Holmen Skog AB (a Swedish forest company) in Örnsköldsvik. My work there focus on long time planning of their forest management.

Tomas Lämås, associate professor (main supervisor)
Karin Öhman, professor (assistant supervisor)
Ljusk Ola Eriksson, professor/senior adviser (assistant supervisor)

Kempestiftelserna (1/3)
Holmen Skog AB (1/3)
Department of forest resource management (1/3)

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Other academic duties:
Chairperson of the PhD Student Council of the Swedish Forestry Students' Union, 2020-01 –


I have taught on the following courses:

SG0226 Forest Planning with PlanWise as Decision Support, 7.5 credits 
- 20 Jan – 19 Feb 2020
- 18 Jan – 18 Feb 2021


2016 – Master of Science in forestry (Jägmästarexamen), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå Sweden

2016 – Master of Science in forest management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Lomma Sweden

2014 – Bachelor of Science in forest science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå Sweden


Main supervisor for MSc in forestry student Martin Persson’s master thesis in forest science: The forest planning process among medium-sized forest owners – description of the group and how they adapt the traditional planning hierarchy.


Doctoral Student at the Department of Forest Resource Management; Division of Forest Planning, joint staff
Telephone: +46907868348
Postal address:
Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning
Avdelningen för skoglig planering
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd, Umeå

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