Course syllabus Z15-0047-B - Basics of Forestry (FZKI - WS 2017/2018)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
Course unit code: Z15-0047-B
Course unit title:
Basics of Forestry
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Semester: Environmental Management - bachelor (elective), 5. semester
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - bachelor (elective), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
semestral work (2 tasks)

For the evaluation "A" must be obtained at least 93 points, for the evaluation "B" at least 86 points, for the evaluation "C" at least 79 points, for the evaluation of "E" at least 64 points.
Student receives credits for the subject in the case of evaluation mark from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the subject the student understands the forest ecosystem, its characteristics and development rules, is able to identify principles and tools of the sustainable development in forestry.
Course contents:
Information about forest ecosystem, about gradual changes of the forest communities. Information about structure and characteristics of the forest ecosystem. Basic principles of the forestry management in Slovakia. Developmental processes of the natural forest ecosystems. Conservation and enhancement of the forest genetic resources in Slovakia. On lessons students are familiarized with methodology of the provenance trials, with techniques of the forest establishment and silvicultural methods as well as with utilization of the informations from the Forest Care Program.
Recommended or required reading:
PAGANOVÁ, V. Základy lesného hospodárstva. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2000. 160 p. ISBN 80-7137-793-7.

KANTOR, J. A KOL. 1975: Zakládání lesů. Praha, SZN, 526 s.
KORPEĽ, Š., 1989: Pralesy Slovenska. Bratislava, VEDA vyd. SAV, 332 s.
KORPEĽ, Š., 1991: Pestovanie lesa (učebnica). Bratislava, Príroda, 465 s. ISBN 80-07-00428-9
ŠMELKOVÁ, Ľ.,2003: Zakladanie lesa. TU vo Zvolene, 256 s. ISBN 80-228-1238-2

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 201

2,0 %
5,0 %
18,9 %
23,9 %
44,3 %
5,9 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Ladislav Bakay, PhD. (instructor)
prof. Ing. Viera Paganová, PhD. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
1. 2. 2017
prof. Ing. Viera Paganová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 02/01/2017.

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