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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Course unit
APPLIED SILVICULTURE AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
AVP7078779, 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
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track FOREST AND NATURE FOR THE FUTURE [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED SILVICULTURE AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
Website of the academic structure https://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-AV2091-002LE-2019-AVP7078779-N0
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 TOMMASO SITZIA AGR/05
Other lecturers THOMAS CAMPAGNARO AGR/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/05 Forestry and Silviculture 8.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 4.0 32 68.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 SITZIA TOMMASO (Presidente)
CAMPAGNARO THOMAS (Membro Effettivo)
CATTANEO DINA (Supplente)
DE MAS GIOVANNA (Supplente)
LINGUA EMANUELE (Supplente)
PIVIDORI MARIO (Supplente)
SEMENZATO PAOLO (Supplente)
2 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 SITZIA TOMMASO (Presidente)
LINGUA EMANUELE (Membro Effettivo)
CARRER MARCO (Supplente)
PETIT GIAI (Supplente)
PIVIDORI MARIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Forest ecology, Botany
Target skills and knowledge: Students will learn how to apply basic silvicultural practices to forest stands. Pure and mixed forest comprise the main European tree species will be analysed. Students will acquire knowledge on the application of forest ecology principles, and will gain the skill to manage forest stand. Students will be able to predict the effects of various silvicultural treatments on stand development; and relate silvicultural practice to specific management objectives.
Examination methods: Oral exam
Assessment criteria: The final grade will be based upon performance on the Final Exam and on the active participation in class discussions. Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged.
Course unit contents: Introduction to Silviculture and Stand dynamics. Silvicultural systems in even-aged and uneven-aged stands. Applied silviculture on main European species. Forest management in mountain and mediterranean forests.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures, seminars, and field trips
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lectures slides, handouts, and readings will be available via website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Smith D.M., Larson B.C., Kelty M.J., Ashton P.M.S., The practice of silviculture – Applied Forest Ecology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Matthews J.D., Silvicultural systems. Oxford: Oxford Science Publication, 1989. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Nyland R.D., Silviculture - Concepts and Application. Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • San-Miguel-Ayanz J., de Rigo D., Caudullo G.,Houston Durrant T., Mauri A., European Atlas of Forest Tree Species. Luxembourg: Publication office of the European Union, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bettinger, Pete, Forest Management and Planningrisorsa elettronicaPeter Bettinger, Kevin Boston, Jacek Siry, Donald Grebner. America: Academic press, --. Cerca nel catalogo

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life on Land