Basi elements of statistics applied to forest mensuration. Tree volume calculation and forest stand volume calculation, volume calculation of fire wood. Main forest mensuration analysis. Sampling techniques.
La Marca O., 2017. Elementi di Dendrometria, III Edizione. Patron editore, Bologna.
Knowledges acquired: techniques for survey mensuration; methods for forest growing stock estimation; assessment of main forest inventory variables.
Competences acquired (at the end of the course): techniques forest mensuration; methods for forest variable estimations.
Skills acquired (at the end of the course): use of forest mensuration instruments; data processing analysis to assess forest variables.
Courses recommended: students are expected to be familiar with mathematics, forest botany and silviculture.
Total hour for lectures: 24
Total hours for training: 24
Frequency of lectures, training and labs: although non compulsory, they are strongly recommended
Teaching tools: PC, Video projector, labs
Type of Assessment
Written and oral examination about the subjects of lectures and laboratory. Examinations scheduled on June, July, and September 2020 will be oral because of restrictions due to COVID-19
Basic elements of statistics applied to forest mensuration. Introduction to forest sampling, objectives, sampling design, sample size. Main forest mensuration instruments: diameter measuring instruments; tree height measuring instruments. Single tree measurements: diameter and basal area, tree height, fitting height curves. Tree volume, tree volume tables and equations. Measurements of stands: number of trees; basal area; diameter distribution; mean diameter; mean heght; top height. Stand volume: volume estimation with sample plots; volume estimation from felled sample trees; estimation with yield tables. Relascopes and prisms.