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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP3051408, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0059, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FOREST MENSURATION
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge GIOVANNA DE MAS AGR/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/05 Forestry and Silviculture 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 2
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Prerequisites: Mathematic and principles of statistic.
Target skills and knowledge: The student acquires knowledge about the tools and methods for estimating the forest magnitudes and quantification of wood resource, as regards its dynamism estimated by increments.
Examination methods: final oral examination.
The examination will be recorded in writing with high number of members.
Assessment criteria: the verification of the students 'progress will be based on acquisition and understanding of knowledge transmitted during the course, his expressive and logical capacity, and the ability to connect between the different topics.
Course unit contents: Definition and concepts.Stereometric geometry:dendrometric prototypes.
Commercial forest mensuration: forest assortments,volume measure with Huber's and Smalian's methods, processing woody losses.Types of sale. Milling losses, lumber scale. Lumbering forms for private people and public entities. Cubage of on the ground trees for search: true volume measure for Sections and of Cavalieri's.
Cubage of single standing trees and of forest stands.The measuring instruments of diameters and heights. Inventory and sample plots.
Synthetic and analytical methods for cubage of forest stands.
Elements of angle count method.
Elements of dendroauxology: lows of growth and increments. Methods to estimate the increments.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 32 hours of frontal lessons, 16 hours of exercises in classroom and in field trips.
Additional notes about suggested reading: As additional teaching materials there will be the slides seen during the corse.
The reception of the students is on appointment with an e-mail.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Orazio la Marca, Elementi di Dendrometria. Bologna: Patron, --. testo principale Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hellrigl et alii, Nuove metodologie nella elaborazione dei piani di assestamento dei boschi.. Bologna: I.S.E.A., 1986. consigliato per la consultazione del capitolo sui rilievi dendroauxometrici. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Colpi C., De Mas G.,, Appunti di Dendroauxonomia. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 1992. consigliato per la consultazione del primo capitolo. Cerca nel catalogo

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