Course syllabus BSD - Biotic Pests of Wood (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Biotic Pests of Wood
Course title in English: Biotic Pests of Wood
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 10/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
bachelor; master; master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor: Ing. Jan Baar, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Department of Wood Science and Technology (FFWT)
Faculty: Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Teachers: Ing. Jan Baar, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: not State Bachelor Examination or now State Bachelor Examination
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To widen elemental knowledge of wood pests and properties of degraded wood with emphasis on ability of selection of proper preventive or recovery methods including practical demonstration of wood durability testing against wood pests.
Course content:
Wood-boring insect (Hylotrupes bajulus) (allowance 4/0) cycle
identification methods
methods of treatment of attacked wood

2.Wood-destroying fungi (allowance 4/0)
brown, white and soft rot
methods of fungi species identification

Methods of wood durability testing according to standards (allowance 4/0)
wood-decaying fungi
b.wood-boring insect
staining fungi

Exotic biotic wood pests (allowance 4/0)
marine borer

Chemical wood preservation (allowance 4/0)
preservative chemicals and their applications
creation of own chemicals and verification of its efficiency

Practical demonstration of wood durability testing (allowance 8/0)
a.natural durability of wood
b.detecting of preservative chemicals efficiency

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Combined form
lecture18 h
5 h
laboratory work
10 h4 h
6 h
10 h
preparation of presentation30 h
0 h
elaboration and execution of projects
0 h5 h
writing of seminar paper
20 h
60 h
Total84 h84 h
Assessment methods:
Credit - 80% participation on lectures, compulsory participation on practical demonstrations, oral presentation of semestral work
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
REINPRECHT, L. Ochrana dreva. 1st ed. Zvolen: Technická univerzita vo Zvolene, 2008. 453 p. ISBN 978-80-228-1863-6.
RYPÁČEK, V. Biologie dřevokazných hub. 1st ed. Praha: ČSAV, 1957. 209 p. Československá akademie věd Sekce biologická.
VYSOKÝ, V. Přehled technicky škodícího hmyzu na dříví: Stručný souhrn znalostí z dostupné literatury. Ústí nad Labem: Albis international, 1995. 296 p. ISBN 80-901761-1-9.

EATON, R A. -- HALE, M D C. Wood : decay, pests, and protection. 1st ed. London: Chapman & Hall, 1993. 546 p. ISBN 0-412-53120-8.
Col. Recognising wood rot and insect damage in buildings. 3rd ed. Garston: IHS BRE Press, 2003. 126 p. BR ;. ISBN 978-1-86081-603-1.
Timber decay in buildings: the conservation approach to treatment. Abingdon: Spon Press, 2000. 232 p. ISBN 978-0-419-18820-9.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2020/2021, WS 2018/2019, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015, WS 2013/2014 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

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

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