Genetic Improvement of Forest Tree Species for high added-value primary and secondary products

Course Information
TitleΓενετική Βελτίωση Δασικών Φυτών για παραγωγή πρωτογενών και δευτερογενών προϊόντων υψηλής προστιθέμενης αξίας / Genetic Improvement of Forest Tree Species for high added-value primary and secondary products
Code75Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019469

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)742
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)742
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)742
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)742
Elective CoursesCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)742
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)742

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600231452
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Understanding of the restrictions and the potential in planting fast growing forest tree species. 2. Training on the methods applied for the reproduction (sexual and asexual) of fast-growing, ornamental and forest species for secondary products. 3. Training on the genetic improvement methods aiming towards the maximization of biomass production from fast- growing forest species 4. Training on the application of genetic improvement methods for the production of ornamental tree, shrub and garrigue vegetation. 5. Training and understanding breeding methods for secondary forest products from Edible, aromatic, medicinal, hosts of mycorrhizal (edible or not) fungi, bee flora, sericulture-host forest species. 6. Applying knowledge in practice through autonomous experimental procedures during which students organize work procedures, monitor and analyze data and finally take decisions by synthesizing the experimental results.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Fast-growing forest species – Fast growing species potentials and limitations for the establishment of plantations for: A. Industrial wood production of specific dimensions, B. Biomass production (for paper pulp, chipboards etc.) C. Energy plantations. Selecting suitable traits and applying methods of genetic improvement (phenotypic mass selection, hybridization, foreign species introduction) for the production of industrial wood, biomass and paper pulp and maximization of biomass and improvement of wood quality especially applicable to fast growing forest species such as: Populus, Platanus, Salix, Alnus, Robinia, etc Secondary forest products from: Edible, aromatic, medicinal, hosts of mycorrhizal (edible or not) fungi, bee flora, sericulture-host forest species. Selecting suitable traits and applying methods for their genetic improvement for the production of secondary forest high-added value products. Ornamental forest plants (trees, shrubs and garrigue vegetation) for the establishment of plantations for: A. Urban areas (parks, gardens, tree rows, private yards) B. Peri-urban areas (peri-urban recreation forests, forest botanical gardens etc.) C. Plantations between urban areas (national highway tree rows, side slope protection plants) D. Plantations for specific uses (production of Christmas trees, planting natural protective windbreaks, mining soil recovery forest plants, phytoremediation). Biotic-Abiotic stresses of the ornamental species in the urban and peri-urban environment. Breeding objectives and aims. Selecting suitable traits and their genetic improvement through phenotypic mass selection, hybridization, foreign species introduction and mutations. Propagation techniques for Fast-growing, species for secondary forest products and Ornamental forest species: a) seed propagation, b) vegetative propagation (cuttings, grafting, layering, plant tissue culture) – Clonal Forestry (potentials, limitations)–Industrial plantations (Preparation of the propagating material – Site preparation for the plantation establishment and subsequent cultivating maintenance- Harvesting-Exploitation
Keywords
Fast-growing, Ornamental and forest species for secondary products, propagation methods, breeding methods, maximization of biomass production, production of ornamental forest tree and shrub varieties, Christmas trees, Breeding methods for edible, aromatic, medicinal, hosts of mycorrhizal (edible or not) fungi, bee flora, sericulture-host forest species.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Lectures by using modern technologies and the internet. Communication with the students via their academic email and use of the electronic academic platform of AUTh for distributing learning material.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Laboratory Work40.1
Fieldwork100.3
Project100.3
Written assigments100.3
Total602
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Πανεπιστημιακές Σημειώσεις Κ.Π. Πανέτσος. Γενετική και Βελτίωση Ταχυαυξών Δασικών Ειδών και Καλλωπιστικών Φυτών. Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Τμήμα Δασολογίας και Φυσικού Περιβάλλοντος. Διδακτικές σημειώσεις.
Last Update
05-07-2023