EROSION CONTROL AND STREAM RESTORATION

Second cycle degree in FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2014) (discontinued)

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: VINCENZO D'AGOSTINO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basics on forest hydrology
Examination methods: Written exam with open questions plus a presentation and discussion of a technical report.
Course unit contents: 1 ECTS (= 1 CFU) - Erosive forms in the landscape. Rill, interrill and gully erosion. The mechanisms of erosion and their linkages with catchment morphology and environmental conditions.
1 ECTS - Fundamentals of open-channel hydraulics. Incipient motion of sediments. Sediment transport capacity. Lane’s balance.
1 ECTS - The Universal Soil Loss Equation: USLE. Use and applications.
1 ECTS - Landslide classification. Infinite slope analysis. Erosion control on hilly and mountain slopes: soil bioengineering techniques, root contribution, use of geo-textiles, bench terraces and drainages.
1 ECTS - Erosion control in rivers and mountain streams.
1 ECTS - Field trip and preparation to case study/technical reports.