Course syllabus BMST - Biomechanism of Trees (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Biomechanism of Trees
Course title in English:
Biomechanism of Trees
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, 12/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
bachelor; master; master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery:
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Ing. Luděk Praus, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Ing. Luděk Praus, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Barbora Vojáčková, DiS. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Study of tree mechanical response to the static and dynamic loading. Provide students with skills and competentions necessary for tree stability evaluation and effect of arboricultural practices on the tree stability.
Course content:
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Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
20 h14 h
20 h
0 h
field work
10 h
4 h
preparation for exam48 h
60 h
preparation for regular assessment
10 h
20 h
preparation of presentation
0 h
1 h
elaboration of reports
10 h0 h
elaboration and execution of projects
10 h
10 h
128 h
109 h
Assessment methods:
Three 30 minutes tests during the period and protocols from labs to get the credit. Absences are taken into account.
Exam compouns from electronic test and oral exam. The test sets the mark that can be modified during the oral part of exam.
The exam targets to the description and understanding of tree mechanical reactions, adaptive growth and analysis of related subjects having effect on the tree mecahnical beahviour.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
KOLAŘÍK, J. et al. Péče o dřeviny rostoucí mimo les. 3rd ed. Vlašim: ČSOP, 2010. 696 p. Metodika Českého svazu ochránců přírody ;. ISBN 978-80-86327-85-3.

NIKLAS, K J. Plant physics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012. 426 p. ISBN 978-0-226-58632-8.
The body language of trees: a handbook for failure analysis. London: The Stationary Office, 2006. 240 p. ISBN 0-11-753067-0.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ARB-ARB Arboristics, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-ARB-ARB Arboristics, part-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/19/2019.

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