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

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Wood Anatomy
Course title in English: Wood Anatomy
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: bachelor
Course type:
Type of delivery:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Wood Science and Technology (FFWT)
Faculty: 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:
Detailed knowledge of macroscopic, microscopic, submicroscopic structure of wood, processes of wood formation, formation of wood defects and chemical composition of wood, including practical identification of wood on the base of macroscopic and microscopic features.
Course content:
Macroscopic structure of wood -- principal planes, main and additional features (part 1) (allowance 2/6)
Macroscopic structure of wood -- principal planes, main and additional features (part 2) (allowance 2/6)
Cytology and histology basics (allowance 2/0)
Chemical composition of wood (allowance 2/0)
5.Wood anatomy -- softwoods and hardwoods (part 1) (allowance 2/6)
Wood anatomy -- softwoods and hardwoods (part 2) (allowance 2/6)
Wood structure variability (allowance 2/0)
8.Cell wall structure of wood (allowance 2/0)
Primary growth and primary stem structure (allowance 2/0)
10.Cambial activity and factors affecting wood formation (allowance 2/0)
Macroscopical and microscopical structure of bark and anatomy of monocots stem. (allowance 2/0)
Wood defects (allowance 2/2)
Reaction wood and juvenile wood (allowance 2/0)
14.Selected tropical wood species description (allowance 2/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendanceCombined form
28 h
0 h
28 h
0 h
0 h20 h
preparation for exam
60 h
80 h
preparation for regular assessment
24 h
40 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)
- practical test of wood identification -- macroscopic samples (at least 8 of 10 samples)
- practical test of wood identification -- veeners (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
0 %0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
GANDELOVÁ, L. -- ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. Stavba dřeva. 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 187 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-966-7.
ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- GANDELOVÁ, L. Stavba dřeva (cvičení). 2nd ed. Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2008. 129 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-168-5.
POŽGAJ, A. -- CHOVANEC, D. -- KURJATKO, S. -- BABIAK, M. Štruktúra a vlastnosti dreva. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1993. 485 p. ISBN 80-07-00600-1.
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.
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.
WAGENFÜHR, R. Anatomie des Holzes : Strukturanalytik - Identifizierung - Nomenklatur - Mikrotechnologie. 5th ed. Leinfelden-Echterdingen: DRW Verlag, 1999. 188 p. ISBN 3-87181-351-6.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme B-TMZD Technology And Management In Wood Processing, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Programme B-TMZD Technology And Management In Wood Processing, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2020/2021 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

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

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