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Forest Plantation Silviculture and Agroforestry in the Tropics

7 ECTS Dresden Year 1 Semester 2 Elective Environmental sciences


Ecosystem concept as an auxiliary for silviculture and for biodiversity conservation. Natural distribution and classification of forest and plant formations, as well as fauna in the tropics, as well as methods for their assessment. Important silviculture systems with their methods and techniques in moist and dry forests. Population ecology with its natural regulation mechanisms, relationships between plants, herbivores, as well as between herbivores and their antagonists in the context of biodiversity and protection.

Learning outcomes

Students are enabled to analyze, classify and evaluate forest plantations and agroforestry systems by components, as well as to design integrated forest protection strategies and to further develop innovative technologies. They are able to conduct reconnaissance surveys as well as to conceptualize forest plantations and woody components of agroforestry systems in the tropics.

Teaching and learning methods

  • 3.00 hrs/wk Lecture
  • 2.00 hrs/wk Seminar
  • 1.5 hrs/wk Exercise
  • Independent studies

Type of assessment

  • Individual
  • Oral presentation
    • Seminar paper (33 %)
    • oral examination (67 %)


  • Location : Dresden
  • ECTS granting : Technische Universität Dresden
  • Organisation : Technische Universität Dresden


Lakshmy Jalaja  Rajan

Lakshmy Jalaja Rajan

  • Tutor (MA)
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden Germany