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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Course unit
FOREST LAND PLANNING
AVP4060704, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2014)
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track FOREST SCIENCE [001LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FOREST LAND PLANNING
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge THOMAS CAMPAGNARO AGR/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/05 Forestry and Silviculture 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 SITZIA TOMMASO (Presidente)
PIVIDORI MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
CATTANEO DINA (Supplente)
SEMENZATO PAOLO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Previous knowledge of ecology, forest botany and silviculture are highly recommended.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will be provided with a thorough foundation in concepts and practices of forest and natural resource management plans. A portion of the course is devoted to the development of information to support stand-level and forest-level management planning processes. In this regard, commonly used ecological criteria for assessing the value and relative differences between plans of action at both the stand and forest landscape levels will be learned by the students. At the forest landscape level, the students will learn how to develop traditional commodity production forest plans as well as to develop forest plans containing biodiversity conservation goals.
Examination methods: Short essay written questions and oral short questions.
Assessment criteria: a) Knowledge of relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks; b) ability to apply theoretical/conceptual understandings to a given question; c) ability to structure and organise material in a time constrained situation/environment; d) ability to present ideas/opinions coherently with reference to models and frameworks as appropriate.
Course unit contents: Description of the management planning process. Development of information necessary for valuing and characterizing forest conditions. Physical and ecological methods for valuing and characterizing forest conditions. Overview of geographic databases and the methods used to estimate and project conditions into the future. Tree- and stand- level optimization techniques. Models of desired forest structure. Control techiques to move forests to a desired structure. Hierarchy of planning processes.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching includes: indoor and outdoor lectures and laboratories. The indoor lectures make use of digital presentations and videos. Moreover, several scientific and technical papers which deal with forest land use and its configuration will be discussed.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Textbook, other materials will be provided in due course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)