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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
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Degree course details
Degree course type Second cycle degree D.M. 270/2004
Av2091
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Degree course code AV2091
Activated in 2014/15
Year of degree course structure 2017/18
Class (Ministerial field of study code) LM-73 - Environmental and forestry sciences
Degree issued
Branch Legnaro
Language English
Degree course tracks "FOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT" [001LE]
"FOREST AND NATURE FOR THE FUTURE" [002LE]
Related degree courses --
Other degree courses within the same class    AG0062 - FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (Ord. 2017)

Brief description of the degree course
Characteristics and objectives
Forest Science is a 2-years Second Cycle Degree (120 ECTS), equivalent to a Master of Science. The programme is completely taught in English and is conceived for Bachelor graduates with either forestry, agriculture, environmental or biological backgrounds. It forms high-profile graduates with a holistic, innovative and international vision on the management and conservation of natural resources.
Forest Science offers two different specialization paths.
The curriculum Forest and Land Management forms specialists in sustainable management, conservation and integrated valorisation of forests and natural resources and is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to forestry. Subjects taught include applied ecology and functioning of natural ecosystems, management of wildlife and insects, biotic and abiotic disturbances and related mitigation tools, applied forestry and forest operations, forest pathology, bio-economy and resource valorization, hydrology, fluviomorphology, integrated management of erosion in steep slopes of mountainous areas. Students acquire awareness and understanding of the organization of forest and mountain ecosystems and skills for sustainable management of forests and rural landscape, especially in an Alpine and Mediterranean environment.
The curriculum Forest and Nature for the Future forms specialists in governance of forests and natural ecosystems in the context of international issues such as climate change, deforestation, land use change and biodiversity conservation. Subjects taught include dynamics of natural ecosystems and climate change, natural habitat management, forestry, forest planning and operations in fragile environments, production, evaluation and enhancement of ecosystem services also with participatory approaches, international forestry policy, conflict management, corporate social responsibility, forest certification. Students acquire capacity to interpret complex socio-ecological systems and to identify innovative solutions for responsible forest management in line with the major global environmental issues.
Teaching in Forest Science is based on problem-solving approaches aimed at developing sound operational skills. Lectures, seminars and independent learning are supported by field practicals, laboratory work and forest visits. A unifying moment for the two curricula is the Joint Summer Module, an interdisciplinary field activity taking place in the summer between the first and the second year, during which students have the opportunity to meet different stakeholders of the forest-wood sector and discuss issues of forest management and policy. Achievements of all-round learning competences is guarantee by courses of statistics, GIS and other mapping techniques, research and project management methods, and soft skills such as communication and group work.
Learning in Forest Science occurs in an international and multicultural environment, as the programme participates to three Erasmus Mundus Consortia for Master double degrees, namely SUTROFOR, SUFONAMA and MEDfOR and has close links with other international Forest Schools as well as with international forest and environmental organizations like EFIMed FAO, EFI, WWF and CIFOR.

Occupational opportunities
Thanks to the added value provided by the active, integrated, multidisciplinary and multicultural learning environment, a Forest Science graduate acquires the flexibility needed to work in different geographic and socio-economic contexts and to meet the demand of an increasingly complex and global labour market.
A Forest Science graduate can thus be profitably employed with planning, programming, management and supervision tasks in public bodies, public and private agencies, companies and governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field of sustainable forest and natural resource management, in natural and semi-natural habitats conservation, in land and landscape protection, in forest resources and ecosystem services use and valorization at national and international levels. Forest Science education also gives access to further postgraduate academic career in PhD programmes in basic and applied research at Italian, European or extra-European levels.

Admission
Admission type Open access with admission requirements
number of non-EU students resident abroad 20
        of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme) 2
Minimum number of pre-enrollments on which the activation of the Course of Study depends   --
Enrollment as a part time student yes
Fees Fees for A.Y. 2017/18
Admission notice    Admission notice for A.Y. 2017/18

Admission tests and pre-selections
Updated on 25/05/2017, at 07:30
Test Submission of applications Number of
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of which applied as 1st choice
"Forest Science - 2017/18 - only FOREIGN qualifications" expired on 26/04/2017 6 6

Course calendar
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Links
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Ministerial websites Universitaly
Academic reference structures School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Chair of the Degree Course Teachers' Council PAOLA GATTO

Course units available for each Academic Year of the degree course
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Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
002LE AVP7078779 APPLIED SILVICULTURE AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
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8 1st Year First semester EMANUELE LINGUA
002LE AVP4060699 BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN FOREST
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6 1st Year Second semester
002LE AGN1030937 CLIMATE CHANGE AND TROPICAL FORESTRY: MONITORING AND POLICIES
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6 1st Year First semester
COMMON AVP5072138 COMMUNICATION SKILLS
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2 1st Year First semester
001LE AVP7078817 ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FROM IDEAS TO BUSINESS
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6 1st Year First semester LAURA SECCO
001LE AVP7078837 FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
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11 1st Year First semester MARIO PIVIDORI
001LE AGN1030840 FOREST PATHOLOGY AND WOOD ALTERATIONS
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6 1st Year Second semester LUCIO MONTECCHIO
001LE AVP7078797 FOREST POLICY FOR A BIO-ECONOMY STRATEGY
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6 1st Year First semester DAVIDE MATTEO PETTENELLA
001LE AVP4061238 GEOLOGY OF MOUNTAIN AREAS
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6 1st Year Second semester OMAR BARTOLI
002LE AVP7078901 GLOBAL CHANGE AND FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
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7 1st Year Second semester MARCO CARRER
001LE AVP4061258 INSECT ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
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6 1st Year Second semester ANDREA BATTISTI
002LE AGN1030695 INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
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6 1st Year Second semester PAOLO TAROLLI
COMMON AVP4060697 INTRODUCTION TO GIS
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2 1st Year Second semester
002LE AVP7078902 NATURA 2000 MANAGEMENT
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6 1st Year Second semester TOMMASO SITZIA
001LE AVP7078857 NATURAL DISTURBANCES ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
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6 1st Year First semester EMANUELE LINGUA
002LE AVP7078780 REDUCED IMPACT TIMBER HARVESTING
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6 1st Year First semester STEFANO GRIGOLATO
002LE AVP7078878 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORESTRY
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6 1st Year First semester
002LE AVP7078877 STAND HISTORY AND DYNAMICS
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6 1st Year First semester MARCO CARRER
001LE AGO2045209 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
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6 1st Year Second semester MAURIZIO RAMANZIN
002LE AVP7078784 ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE VALUATION 6 2nd Year First semester
001LE AVP7078919 FOREST HYDROLOGY AND EROSION CONTROL 11 2nd Year First semester
002LE AVP7078925 FOREST POLICY, GOVERNANCE AND CONFLICTS: FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL 8 2nd Year First semester
001LE AVP7078905 FOREST TRANSPORTATION 9 2nd Year First semester
COMMON AVP7078921 GUIDELINES TO DEVELOP YOUR MASTER THESIS 2 2nd Year First semester
002LE AVP7078785 MARKET-BASED INSTRUMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES 6 2nd Year First semester
001LE AVP7078920 MOUNTAIN RIVER MORPHOLOGY AND RESTORATION 6 2nd Year First semester
COMMON AVP7078927 RESEARCH PLANNING 3 2nd Year First semester
002LE AVP7078786 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CERTIFICATION 8 2nd Year First semester

Other activities
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON AVP7078737 JOINT FIELD MODULE
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4 1st Year Second semester MARIO PIVIDORI
COMMON AG01112319 INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY 4 2nd Year Second semester

Internships and traineeships
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON AVP7078738 RESEARCH AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY: APPLICATIONS
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3 1st Year Second semester LAURA SECCO

Final examination
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON AVP7078908 FINAL EXAMINATION
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26   Annual