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Green Infrastructure in Forestry and Agriculture

Green infrastructure is a network of natural and semi-natural areas, both on land and in water, that can improve environmental conditions and therefore peoples' health and quality of life.

Degradation of ecosystems, through for example intensified agriculture, forestry and fisheries is one of the most critical causes of habitat loss and decline of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services, on which humans depends. It is therefore crucial to understand how green infrastructures can be protected and used sustainable to enhance peoples' livelihoods and wellbeing. The course provides examples of green infrastructures in different environments and how ecosystems and their associated services can be an integrated component in physical planning and natural resource management.

The course gives you basic knowledge about the requirements of, and conflict potential between different types of land-use and the on-going debate about these matters.

Clean water from streams in the Pyrenees, an example of Green Infrastructure. Photo Håkan Berg.
Clean water from streams in the Pyrenees, an example of Green Infrastructure. Photo Håkan Berg.
  • Course structure

    Modules

    1. Theory, 10 credits
    2. Excursion, 2 credits
    3. Project, 3 credits

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, exercises, field trips and project works.

    Assessment

    For details see syllabus.

    Examiner

    Håkan Berg

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Erik Hansson
    E-mail: erik.hansson@natgeo.su.se

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg
    E-mail: maria.damberg@natgeo.su.se

    Course responsible
    Håkan Berg
    E-mail: hakan.berg@natgeo.su.se