Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able:
1) To analyze the ecological status of forest ecosystems to document the causes and reasons responsible for the current situation, and to develop evidence-based recommendations for the planning and implementation of appropriate forest handling.
2) To have the necessary specialized ecological background to develop management and restoration plans of forest ecosystems, particularly vulnerable or endangered, and the protection of biodiversity.
3) To have the background and skills necessary for the integrated management of forest ecosystems in the context of the documented recognition of the multifunctional role of forests.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Light and energy flow in forest ecosystems, Temperature relations with forest ecosystems, Silvicultural treatment and water relations, Structure analysis and biodiversity in forest ecosystems, Changes and control of populations in forest ecosystems, Seed Ecology, Silvicultural treatment and trophic relations in forest ecosystems, Influence of climate change on succession of forest ecosystems, Impacts of environmental problems (e.g. greenhouse effect, atmosphere pollution, etc.) on forest ecosystems, Growth ecology of stem and root of forest trees, Ecology of alluvial ecosystems, Analysis and dynamics of fire damaged ecosystems, Forest ecosystems and CO2 sequestration