Course syllabus LEX - Forestry Xylology (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: LEX
Course title in Czech:
Forestry Xylology
Course title in English:
Forestry Xylology
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 20/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D.
Course supervising department: Department of Wood Science and Technology (FFWT)
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
prof. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The goal is to provide information about wood structure, its chemical composition and physical and mechanical properties. Also wood formation processes and influence of different factors are discussed. Students will get a practical skill to identify common European wood species both on macroscopic and microscopic level.
Course content:
1.Macroscopic structure of wood (allowance 4/12)
Chemical composition of wood (allowance 2/0)
Wood anatomy (allowance 4/12)
Factors affecting phloemo- and xylogenesis (allowance 2/0)
Wood defects (allowance 2/2)
Physical and mechanical properties of wood overview (allowance 6/2)
Non-destructive and destructive methods in wood quality assessment (allowance 2/0)
8.Effect of forest treatments on wood quality (allowance 2/0)
9.Wood structure relations to biomechanics of tree (allowance 2/0)
Basics of wood preservations (allowance 2/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
28 h
0 h
28 h
0 h
consultation0 h
20 h
preparation for exam50 h
78 h
preparation for regular assessment
30 h38 h
elaboration of reports
4 h
4 h
140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
- at least 80% attendance
- 2 tests during the course (max. 40 points for both tests, at least 22 points)
- submission of a project during the course
- practical test of wood identification -- macroscopic samples (at least 8 of 10 samples)
- practical test of wood identification -- microscopic samples (at least 3 of 4 samples)

- prerequisite: credit is compulsory for final exam participation
- form: e-test in University Information System
- duration: 35 min.
- number of questions: 50 where 3 of them must be absolutely correct
- test evaluation: min. 70 %
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Combined form
Total0 %
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
GANDELOVÁ, L. -- ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- HORÁČEK, P. Nauka o dřevě. 3rd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2009. 176 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-312-2.
ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- GANDELOVÁ, L. Stavba dřeva: cvičení. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 1999. 129 p. ISBN 80-7157-400-7.
ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- GANDELOVÁ, L. Stavba dřeva. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2002. 187 p. ISBN 80-7157-636-0.

POŽGAJ, A. -- CHOVANEC, D. -- KURJATKO, S. -- BABIAK, M. Štruktúra a vlastnosti dreva. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1993. 485 p. ISBN 80-07-00600-1.
HOADLEY, R. Identifying Wood : Accurate results with simple tools. 1st ed. Newtown: Taunton Press, 1990. 223 p. ISBN 0-942391-04-7.
WAGENFÜHR, R. Holzatlas. 5th ed. München: Fachbuchverlag Leipzig im Carl Hanser Verlag, 2000. 707 p. ISBN 3-446-21390-2.
SCHWEINGRUBER, F H. -- SCHULZE, E. Atlas of woody plant stems: evolution, structure, and environmental modifications. Berlin: Springer, 2006. 229 p. ISBN 3-540-32523-9.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-FOR-FOR Forestry, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-FOR-FOR Forestry, part-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
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Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/19/2019.

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