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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGN1031004, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AG0062, 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 LOGISTIC AND FOREST ROAD NETWORK
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
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 STEFANO GRIGOLATO AGR/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/09 Agricultural Mechanics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 GRIGOLATO STEFANO (Presidente)
CAVALLI RAFFAELE (Membro Effettivo)
FRISO DARIO (Supplente)
8 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 GRIGOLATO STEFANO (Presidente)
CAVALLI RAFFAELE (Membro Effettivo)
FRISO DARIO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge in forest science is required. A fundamental knowledge on the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) tool is also suggested
Target skills and knowledge: The student acquires abilities necessary to evaluate the forest operation logistic and competences on plannig forest road network in relation to the needs of forest operations
Examination methods: Grading of the student consists on a final oral exam about the programme of the course and on the discussion of a project independently developed by the student
Assessment criteria: The student grading is based upon the comprehension on the subject and methods presented during the course (70%) and on the acquired abilities independently applied to a final project (30%)
Course unit contents: Practical, managerial and logistical
considerations associated with forest road network in mountainous area with a multi-function perspective are presented.
The course is organized as follows:
1. Introduction (including function and environmental impacts of the forest road network, forest road network and forest operations, quality and quantity index of the forest road network)
2. Forest road design (including geometrical design, Water and forest road interaction)
3. Planning (including analysis on the extension of the forest road network, GIS to support forest road network planning)
4 Design of a forest roads (including field survey of P-line, preliminary design of a forest roads, final project documentation)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Methods on Forest road network planning are introduced. Design and building of forest roads are explained in relation to a multi-function use of the fores roads network. Traditional technics and methods of analysis and current GIS and design software are introduced and explained.
Field practical activities with traditional survey tool and current GPS and GIS and design software practices are a consistent part of the course.
The course is subdivided in:
- 50% frontal lectures
- 25% GIS and design software laboratory
- 25% field practical activities
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lectures and textbooks for the course are available on: (Moodle plattform)
The students could be received at the end of the lectures or by fixing an appointment by e-mail
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Hippoliti G., Note pratiche per la realizzazione della viabilit√† forestale. Arezzo: Compagnia delle Foreste, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cielo, P., Gottero, F., Morera, A., Terzuolo, P., La viabilit√† agro-silvo-pastorale: elementi di pianificazione e progettazione. Torino: IPLA - Regione Piemonte, 2003.
  • Hippoliti G., Piegai F., Tecniche e sistemi di lavoro per la raccolta del legno. Arezzo: Compagnia delle Foreste, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • RoaEng QGIS

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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