Forest Management I

Course Information
TitleΔΑΣΙΚΗ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΤΙΚΗ Ι / Forest Management I
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000066

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesSpecial Election115

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Directed studies offered in English or Spanish
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will: • Understand the principles, methods and tools of forest management (ie be able to describe them) • Have the ability to set appropriate management objectives if given a forest under management • Have the ability to collect the necessary information and data for the rational management of a forest • Be able to make the right management decisions if given the proper data of a managed forest
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
Course Content (Syllabus)
CHAPTER 1. Forest Ecosystem Management & Forest Management: Introductory Concepts • Historical development of Forest Management Science • Definition of management science (Management functions) • Classical principles and objectives of forest management • Basic management concepts • Management of multiple ecosystem functions • Sustainable management indicators (Forest resources and contribution to the carbon cycle: Area, Timber, Carbon stock, etc. | Health and vitality: Fires, Damage from other biotic and abiotic factors | Productive functions: Increases Biodiversity: Species diversity, Endangered species, Dead biomass, etc. | Protective functions: Corrosion protection, water conservation, Pollution reduction, Natural hazard protection, etc. | Socio-economic functions: Research, Economic , Recreation, etc.) • Adaptive forest management • Integrated management of natural resources • Participatory processes • Forest management and legislative framework • Forest management and forest research • Forest management plans CHAPTER 2. Collection of management data • Geographical databases (Land use map, Management maps, Forest cover maps, Soil maps) • Satellite information (LANDSAT, SENTINEL, MODIS, etc.) • Aerial photographs • Forest data (forest inventory) • Other data (property, research, climate, historical, soil data etc.) CHAPTER 3. Management tools • Basic principles of timber stock management in even aged stands • Yield tables, Individual based models • Basic principles timber stock management in uneven aged stands • Diameter distribution models CHAPTER 4. Optimal management decision making techniques • Introductory concepts of business research • Development of alternative management scenarios • Optimal stand-density management • Optimal management decision making techniques • Linear Programming • Goal planning • Detailed hierarchy process • Heuristic Optimization Methods (Genetic Algorithms, Tabu search, Simulated annealing)
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment802.7
Interactive Teaching in Information Center260.9
Student Assessment
The achievement of the learning objectives will be evaluated based on the written examination of the course and the exercises at the end of the semester. The final exam includes solving practical excercises and Extended Answer questions from the course material.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Διαχείριση Φυσικών Χερσαίων Οικοσυστημάτων ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΔΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ Χρονολογία έκδοσης: 12 2003 ISBN: 9608803616
Additional bibliography for study Pete Bettinger, Kevin Boston, Jacek Siry, Donald L. Grebner, Forest Management and Planning, Academic Press, 28 Ιουλ 2010 - 360 σελίδες
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