Wood identification

Course Information
TitleΑναγνώριση Ξύλου / Wood identification
Code31Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019426

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

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600231978
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion students will acquire the following knowledge, skills or abilities: Knowledge of macroscopic and microscopic structural characteristics of wood and the peculiarities of each forest species, ability to produce fine wood microtomes and observe them under the microscope, ability to macroscopically / microscopically identify of domestic and foreign wood species, recognition of normal structure, of archaeological importance, infested and charred wood.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Macroscopic identification of wood – General uses and applications. Macroscopic identification of conifers: diagnostic features. Macroscopic wood identification of ring-porous broadleaf woods: diagnostic features. Macroscopic wood identification of dispersive broadleaf woods: diagnostic features. Wood under the simple microscope: Greek and foreign species. Appearance of various types of wood under the microscope. Microscopic identification of wood. Microscopic characteristics of wood. Preparation and preparation of microsections and microscopic preparations of wood. Microscopic method of identification of coniferous and broad-leaved species Use of computers in wood identification. Use of a dichotomous key to identify wood species based on their microscopic characteristics. Archaeological wood identification.
Keywords
Wood identification, dichotomous keys
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Extensive use of multimedia. Option for student evaluation by means of an online quiz.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures130.4
Laboratory Work130.4
Reading Assigment150.5
Written assigments170.6
Exams20.1
Total602
Student Assessment
Description
The following options are given: a) Oral or written examination (70%) b) Mini research project (with presentation) (70%). The remaining 30% of the grade is connected to the student's participation inthe lab exercises.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Βουλγαρίδης, Η., Πασιαλής, Κ.Ν., Βασιλείου, Β.Γ. (1998). ″Αναγνώριση ξύλου″ (Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις). Θεσσαλονίκη
Last Update
11-09-2023