Course code MežZP016

Credit points 2

Dendrometry and Forest Inventory

Total Hours in Course80

Independent study hours80

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developer


Gints Priedītis

Dr. silv.

Course abstract

Practice is to provide students with practical knowledge of the individual trees, and forest mensuration. During practice, student learn how to use forest mensuration methods. Student acquire necessary skills how to make data collection and processing to be used for forest inventory.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

During practice, student learn how to use forest mensuration methods, know how to deal with the specialized tools, know how to measure the individual tree parts, can determine the characteristics in tree and stand level. Student knows how to fill the forest inventory documentation.

Compulsory reading

1. Zālītis P. Mežkopības priekšnosacījumi. Rīga: LVMI "Silava": Et cetera, 2006. 219 lpp.
2. Ceļvedis Latvijas privāto mežu īpašniekiem. Silava - LVMI, Rīga, 212 lpp . Ceļvedis Latvijas privāto mežu īpašniekiem. Sast. J.Ošlejs; Latvijas Valsts mežzinātnes institūts "Silava". [Latvija]: Et cetera, 2005. 212 lpp.
3. Forest inventory: methodology and applications. Edited by A.Kangas, M.Maltamo. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006. 362 p.
4. Advances in forest inventory for sustainable forest management and biodiversity monitoring. Edited by P.Corona, C.Piermaria... [et al.]. Dordrecht [etc.]: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. 441 p. Forestry sciences; 76.

Further reading

1. Līpiņš L., Liepa I. Apaļo kokmateriālu uzmērīšana. LLU MF. Jelgava, 2007. 234 lpp.
2. Husch B., Beers T. W. Forest mensuration. New Jersey Academic Publisher, Canada,2003. 356 p.
3. Van Laar A. Managing. Forest Ecosistems. Springer Publisher, 2007. 276 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltic Forestry, ISSN: 1392-1355.
2. Meža avīze, ISSN 1407-6187.
3. Baltijas koks, ISSN: 1407-6667.