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Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Insegnamento
STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF MOUNTAIN FORESTS AND LOGGING SYSTEMS
AVP5074117, A.A. 2017/18

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2014)
AV2091, ordinamento 2014/15, A.A. 2017/18
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Curriculum LAND AND FOREST CONSERVATION [002LE]
Crediti formativi 10.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF MOUNTAIN FORESTS AND LOGGING SYSTEMS
Sito della struttura didattica http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali (TeSAF)
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)
Corso singolo È possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta È possibile utilizzare l'insegnamento come corso a libera scelta

Docenti
Responsabile MARCO CARRER AGR/05
Altri docenti RAFFAELE CAVALLI AGR/09

Mutuazioni
Codice Insegnamento Responsabile Corso di studio
AVP3052631 MANAGEMENT OF MOUNTAIN FORESTS AND LOGGING SYSTEMS RAFFAELE CAVALLI AV2091

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
AFFINE/INTEGRATIVA Attività formative affini o integrative AGR/05 6.0
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline dell'industria del legno AGR/09 4.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso II Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
ESERCITAZIONE 4.0 32 68.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 6.0 48 102.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 02/10/2017
Fine attività didattiche 19/01/2018

Commissioni d'esame
Nessuna commissione d'esame definita

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: Forest ecology
Forest Management
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The aim of the course is to give students a thorough understanding of forest structure and dynamics. In particular, it is stressed the role of present and past natural and anthropogenic disturbances in defining the present and future forest structure and dynamics.
Modalita' di esame: Written multiple choice test; oral presentation and oral exam.
Criteri di valutazione: Field trips participation is essential. The written test on the first module counts 50% of the final marking, while 40% is obtained through oral examinations on the second module of the course. Internal commission of examiners.
According to the number, students could be asked to give a short presentation on a scientific paper. This will count for 10% of the final score.
Contenuti: Over the last years, the quantitative definition of forest structure and stand dynamics has rapidly become more and more important because the knowledge of the main patterns and processes controlling a forest ecosystem is a critical prerequisite for a high-quality forest management. Therefore, an overall view starting from the ecological side of the ecosystem, to the management and finally to the exploitation strategies are becoming key instruments for a thorough knowledge and a wise management of forest systems.
More specifically, the course includes: (i) Understanding the role of different forest types in view of choosing the right management system; (ii) Knowledge of key issues, instruments and methodologies of dendroecology; (iii) Knowledge of instruments and methodologies of spatial analyses related to forest dynamics; (iv) Assessment of the different forest functions and choice of the main one in the context of the landscape mosaic in subalpine environments; (v) Practical application of different silvicultural systems in subalpine forests. (vi) Knowledge of forest survey, mechanisation and logging in steep areas. (vii) Ability to analyse case-studies and to use them in understanding theory and concepts and in identifying weaknesses and strengths.
In addition, most of the case-studies discussed will be directly visited by the students; they are (a) an even-aged beech forest located in the pre-Alps; (b) a Pinus sylvestris stand heavily disturbed; (c) a typical subalpine spruce stand; (d) a typical uneven-aged, mixed larch-stone pine high-elevation stand; e) pine plantations at sea level under natural evolution; f) mixed fir-spruce-beech forest in the pre-Alps; g) Austrian pine stands with recurrent fire disturbances; h) coppice stands with different age. Finally, group discussion with the presentations from the students.
All the Italian field excursion will be joined with the students attending the course of Management and Treatment of Mountain and Mediterranean Forests with Prof. Pividori.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: Presentations and analyses of the main subjects are carried out both in classrooms sessions, with the support of exercises related to theory and case studies, and with a number of visits at selected Alpine areas, where students have the opportunity to directly observe different kinds of forests and disturbances. Two weekly excursions (Cortina d'Ampezzo/ Ecology laboratory of San Vito di Cadore, Belluno, Italy; BFW-FAST in Ossiach, Austria) are organised to visit a natural park (Dolomites) and a logging area. Field discussions are promoted to actively discuss opportunities and constraints with stakeholders/owners/local authorities. This will facilitate understanding and applying theory
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php


PowerPoint slides from the lectures, few chapters from the textbook Chapin III FS, Matson PA, Mooney HA, Principles of terrestrial ecosystem ecology and few scientific articles.
Dykstra D.P. and Heinrich R., FAO Model code of forest harvesting practice. Roma: FAO, 1996. http://www.fao.org/docrep/v6530e/v6530e00.htm
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