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Silvology (Latin, silva or sylva, "forests and woods"; and Ancient Greek: -λογία, -logia, "science of or study of") is the study of forests and woods, incorporating both the understanding of natural forest ecosystems and the design of silvicultural systems.

Silvology is seen as a single science for forestry and was first used by Roeloff Oldeman.[1] It integrates the study of forests and forest ecology, dealing with single tree autecology and natural forest ecology.


  • Relationship with dendrology and other terms 1
  • Noted silvologists 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Relationship with dendrology and other terms

Noted silvologists

See also


  1. ^ Oldeman, R.A.A. (1990). Forests: elements of silvology. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. p. 624.  

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