Course syllabus Z15-0052-I - Forest amelioration techniques (FZKI - SS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Forest amelioration techniques
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
26 hours per semester of study (combined method)
seminar1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
13 hours per semester of study (combined method)

Semester: Landscape Engineering - master (elective), 2. semester
Landscape Engineering - master (elective), 2. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Course credit: practical project, activ participation on the seminars

To obtain marking as A - excelent must be obtained at least 93 points, for marking as B - very good must be obtained at least 86 points, for marking as C – good must be obtained at least 79 points, for marking as D - satisfactory must be obtained at least 72 points, and for marking as E – sufficient must be obtained at least 64 points. Student obtains a course-credit for subject in the case of marking from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the suject the student is able to apply knowledge connected to control, fertilisation and reclamation of mountains and submountain's regions.
Course contents:
The importance of the protection, reclamation and amelioration of mountain regions.
Climatic and topographic conditions of forests in Slovakia- water cycle in nature, particularities of the rainfall, the impact of topography on wind conditions, the possibility of use of land resources of mountain areas. Water conditions - drainage conditions, water balance in the catchment and its assessment, hydrological role of forests, rivers flow. Flow regime of torrents, channel morphology, bed load characteristics, bed load discharge calculation, design of stable channel of torrent. Adjustment of drainage conditions in the catchment - the use of forests, forest streams rehabilitation. Gullies stemming. Landslides and its stabilization - causes of landslides, methods of stabilization. Biotechnical measures in the catchment streams. Snow conditions and their effects - formation of avalanches, avalanches control measures.
Recommended or required reading:
KALETOVÁ, T. Lesotechnické meliorácie. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2017. 129 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1694-2.

ANTAL, J. Ochrana pôdy a lesotechnické meliorácie 2. Návody na cvičenia. Bratislava : Príroda, 1985. 208 p.
Húska, D. : Lesotechnické meliorácie, ES VŠP, Nitra 1983
Krajčírová, Z., Streďanský J. : Lesotechnické meliorácie, ES VŠP 1990

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 86

27,9 %
23,3 %
16,3 %17,4 %
14,0 %
1,1 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Peter Halaj, CSc. (instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Tatiana Kaletová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification: 25. 2. 2019
prof. Ing. Peter Halaj, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 02/25/2019.

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