Forest Biometry

Course Information
TitleΔασική Βιομετρία / Forest Biometry
Code44Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019435

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

Registered students: 53
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course425

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600231837
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • FOR DIRECTED STUDIES
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to perform: Measurement of individual standing trees and forest products. Use of field measuring instruments. Measurement of forest stands. Measurement and determination of the incremental elements of the tree and the stand. Estimation of the characteristics of standing trees and stands, static (dendrometry) and dynamic (ascending).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Dendrometry. Measurement and observation errors. Types of measurement and observation errors. Accuracy, precision, and bias. Measurement of forest products. Measurement of trees. Measurement of length. Measurement of diameters. Measuring instruments for diameters. Diameter measurement procedure. Measurement errors of diameters. Calculation of basal area. Methods of calculating the tree’s basal area. Study of the form of logs and trees. Quotient form. Form factor. Form height. Taper. Form point. Measurement of volume. Volume measurement errors; Measurement of standing trees. Methods and instruments for measuring standing trees (Bitterlich's relascope, Blume-Leiss altitude, Suunto gradient, Pressler incremental drill). Volume-tables. Measurement of forest; methods of estimation of diameter. Distributions. Methods for estimating basal erea and height; methods for estimating the form characteristics; methods for estimating volume and biomass. The bias of the allometric equation. Additionality in biomass equations. Reference to age determination, wood quality and site grade determination. Measurement and determination of the incremental elements of the tree and clusters through the tree and cluster increment. Methods for estimating diameter, basal area and volume increment. Determination of volume increment with the relascope. Sampling designs. Basic knowledge about forest inventories
Keywords
Dendrometry, Forest Biometry
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Measuring instruments
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
During the teaching and laboratory training, a slide show with relevant content, photos and anything else that is deemed necessary is used in order for the trainees to have a complete picture of the content of the lectures. Training it is also provided in the use of software (SPSS and EXCEL) in order for students to be able to solve dendrometry problems that are called to learn to solve
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Laboratory Work130.4
Fieldwork130.4
Reading Assigment561.9
Tutorial260.9
Exams30.1
Total1505
Student Assessment
Description
Theory and laboratory evaluation. Theory assessment: Through written exams with multiple choice questions, short development and solving exercises. Laboratory evaluation: Through the delivery of written work after the collection of rural data using measuring instruments and the evaluation of students through questions on it. Grading: Laboratory evaluation with excellent performance of 30/100 units. Theory evaluation with excellent performance of 70/100 units. Leading grade 50/100, cumulatively. Theory and laboratory evaluation. Theory assessment: Through written exams with multiple choice questions, short development and solving exercises. Laboratory evaluation: Through the delivery of written work after the collection of rural data using measuring instruments and the evaluation of students through questions on it. Grading: Laboratory evaluation with excellent performance of 20/100 units. Theory evaluation with excellent performance of 80/100 units. Leading grade 50/100, cumulatively.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΜΑΤΗΣ Κ. ΔΑΣΙΚΗ ΒΙΟΜΕΤΡΙΑ ΙΙ ΔΕΝΤΡΟΜΕΤΡΙΑ
Additional bibliography for study
Anuchin, N.P. 1970. Forest Mensuration. 2nd edition, Goslesbumizdat, Moskva - Leningrad Avery, T.E. and Burkhart, H.E. 2001. Forest Measurements. 5th edition: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Bitterlich, W. 1984. The Relascope Idea. Relative Measurements’ in Forestry. Commonwelth Agricultural Bureaux, Great Britain. Kershaw Jr. J. , Ducey, M., Beers T. , Husch B., 2016. Forest Mensuration, 5th Edition, Wiley Blackwell Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-118-90203-5 Laar, A. van, Akça, A., 2007. Forest Mensuration. Springer. ISBN-13 978-1-4020-5990-2 Μάτης Κ., 2004. Δασική Βιομετρία ΙΙ. Δεντρομετρία, Εκδόσεις Πήγασος, 674 σελ Σταματέλλος Σ.Γ. 2015. Ανοιχτά Ακαδημαϊκά μαθήματα. Δασική Βιομετρία ΙΙ. Επιχειρησιακό Πρόγραμμα Εκπαίδευση και δια βίου μάθηση ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013. West P.W., 2009. Tree and Forest Measurement. Second Edition. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN: 978-3-540-95965-6 Υπουργείο Γεωργίας, 1992. Αποτελέσματα πρώτης εθνικής απογραφής δασών. Υπουργείο Γεωργίας, Γενική Γραμματεία Δασών και Δασικού Περιβάλλοντος, Γενική Διεύθυνση Δασών και Δασικού Περιβάλλοντος
Last Update
18-11-2022