Course code MežZ1004

Credit points 1

Silviculture I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Silviculture

Course developer

author Mežkopības katedra

Olga Miezīte

Dr. silv.

Course abstract

Silviculture consists of two parts. First part- forest ecology. Relationships and their types. Consortium. Ecological capacity and niche. Overpopulation of ecosystem. Biological diversity. Forest structure elements, their functioning and interaction. Succession, ecological and economical importance. Typology of the bogs of Latvia. Ecological and economical importance of bogs. Classification of meadows.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

During studies students gain knowledge about tree and environment as a whole, in which proceed interaction, insisting self-contradictions, that is a reason of development, changing quantitative and qualitative indications. After study course students are able to analyze ecosystems of different age and types, count and assess forest stand dendrometric parameters. Are able to classify trees in stand. To assess influence of biotic and abiotic factors on the different age and type forest stands. Able to distribute different types of ecosystems. After course of studies, students are competent in evaluation of different forest ecosystems, also are able to argue its degree of risk. Are able to take a part in discussions about influence of abiotic and biotic factors on forest ecosystems.

Compulsory reading

1. Dreimanis A. Mežsaimniecības pamati. A/S LVM, 2017, 219 lpp.
2. Liepa I., Mauriņš A., Vimba E., Ekoloģija un dabas
aizsardzība. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1991. 203 lpp.
3. Švarcbahs J., Sudārs R., Jansons V., Kļaviņš U., Dreimanis Ē., Bušmanis P. Ekoloģija un vides aizsardzība. Mācību līdzeklis. Jelgava: LLU, 2001. 201 lpp.

Further reading

1. Zālītis P. Mežkopības priekšnosacījumi. Rīga: et cetera, 2006. 217 lpp.
2. Broka J. vad. autoru kolektīvs. Meža enciklopēdija. Rīga: Zelta Grauds, 2003. 367 lpp.
3. Miezīte O. Metodiskie norādījumi. Laboratorijas darbi mežkopībā. Jelgava: LLU, 2011. 61. lpp.
4. Miezīte O. Meža aizsardzība. I daļa Meža entomoloģija, A/S LVM, 2015, 172 lpp.
5. Miezīte O. Meža aizsardzība. II daļa Meža fitopatoloģija,A/S LVM, 2017, 173 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. LLU raksti (Proceedings of LAU, www.llu.lv); ISSN 1407-4427.
2. Starptautiskais zinātnisko rakstu krājums "Baltic Forestry"; ISSN 1392-1355.
3. Zinātnisko rakstu krājums "Mežzinātne" [ tiešsaiste]. Salaspils: Latvijas Valsts Mežzinātnes institūts "Silava". ISSN 1407-270X. [skatīts 05.12.2011.] Pieejams: http://www.silava.lv/Mezzinatne/lejupieladei.aspx