Course syllabus WAEF - Wood Anatomy (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)


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Course code:
WAEF
Course title in Czech:
Wood Anatomy
Course title in English:
Wood Anatomy
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master; master continuing
Course type: optional
Type of delivery:
usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Teachers:
Dr. Kyriaki Giagli (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:
 
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Detailed knowledge of macroscopic, microscopic, submicroscopic structure of wood, chemical composition of wood, cell wall structure, xylogenesis, practical identification of wood according to macroscopic and microscopic features.
 
Course content:
1.
Macroscopic structure of wood (I) (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Wood kind vs. wood species
b.Principle planes in wood
c.
Gross features of wood (structural and additional)

2.
Macroscopic structure of wood (II) (allowance 0/6)
 
a.
Softwoods
b.
Ring porous hardwoods
c.Semi-ring porous hardwoods
d.
Diffuse porous hardwoods

3.
Chemical components of wood and bark (allowance 0/2)
 
a.Primary components
b.Secondary components

4.The woody cell wall (allowance 0/2)
 
a.Basic structure of the woody cell wall
b.
Distribution of chemical constituents in the cell wall
c.Pitting of the cell wall

5.
Microscopic structure of softwoods (allowance 0/4)
 
a.
Anatomical elements of softwoods
b.
Diagnostic features for wood identification
c.
Description of softwood species

6.
Microscopic structure of hardwoods (allowance 0/8)
 
a.
Anatomical elements of hardwoods
b.Diagnostic features for wood identification
c.
Description of hardwood species

7.
Wood formation (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Primary and secondary growth
b.
The vascular cambium
c.Outer factors controlling wood formation
d.
Dynamics of the secondary growth

8.
Microscopic structure of bark and monocotyledonous (allowance 0/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
practice
28 h
preparation for exam
55 h
preparation for regular assessment29 h
Total
112 h
 
Assessment methods:
credit
- at least 80% attendance
- 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)

exam
- prerequisite: credit is compulsory for final exam participation
- form: e-test in University Information System
- duration: 50 min.
- number of questions: 40
- evaluation: min. 60 %
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
HOADLEY, R. Identifying Wood : Accurate results with simple tools. 1st ed. Newtown: Taunton Press, 1990. 223 p. ISBN 0-942391-04-7.
PANSHIN, A J. -- ZEEUW DE, C. Textbook of Wood Technology: Structure, Identification, Properties, and Uses of the Commercial Woods of the United States and Canada. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980. 722 p. ISBN 0-07-048441-4.
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.

Recommended:
SCHWEINGRUBER, F H. Anatomie europäischer Hölzer/Anatomy of European woods : Ein Atlas zur Bestimmung europäischer Baum-, Strauch- und Zwergstrauchhölzer. Bern: Verlag Paul Haupt, 1990. 799 p. ISBN 3-258-04258-6.
SCHWEINGRUBER, F H. Wood structure and environment. Berlin: Springer, 279 p. ISBN 978-3-540-48299-4.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
Brno


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

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