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Course title Precise Forestry
Course code MežZ6013
Credit points 3
ECTS creditpoints 4.50
Total Hours in Course 120
Number of hours for lectures 48
Independent study hours 72
Date of course confirmation 17/02/2015
Responsible Unit Department of Forest Utilisation
Course developers
Dr. silv., doc. Gints Priedītis

There is no prerequisite knowledge required for this course
Course abstract
The study course provides students with the knowledge of innovative forest inventory and forest management planning methods, which include measuring instruments, technologies, software and resources survey methods.
Learning outcomes and their assessment
After completing the course student will have:
• Knowledge of trees and forest stand mensuration; forest stand parameters determination; forest inventory specific; remote sensing sensors; geographic information systems,
• Skills to use the opportunities offered by forest inventory methods for data collection, storage, inspection and processing, • Competence to choose the best data processing methods and software to improve the quality of forest inventory data.
Compulsory reading
1. Maltamo M. Forest inventory: methodology and applications. Dordrecht: Springer Publisher, 2006. 362 p.
2. Forest Management: to sustain ecological, economic, and social values. Lawrence S. Davis... et al. Boston:McGraw-Hill Publishing Co, 2001. 816 p.
3. Advances in forest inventory for sustainable forest management and biodiversity monitoring. Edited by Piermaria Corona... et al. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. 441 p. 4. Mart-Jan Schelhaas Scenarios on Forest Management in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine. Brill Publisher,2004. 107 p.
Further reading
1. Līpiņš L., Liepa I. Apaļo kokmateriālu uzmērīšana. Jelgava: LLU Meža fakultāte, 2007. 234 lpp.
2. Schuck A., Green T., Andrienko G., Andrienko N.. Towards a European forest information system. BRILL Publishers, 2007. 422 p. 3. Stephen R. Galati. Geographic Information Systems Demystified. Boston, London: Artech House Publishers, 2006. 302 p.
Periodicals and other sources
1. Starptautiskais zinātnisko rakstu krājums "Baltic Forestry"; ISSN 1392-1355.
2. LLU Raksti (Proceedings of LAU,; ISSN 1407-4427. 3. Zinātnisko rakstu krājums "Mežzinātne"; www.silava/mezzinatne/lv; ISSN 1407-270X.