To provide knowledge on the main principles of forest ecology and silviculture for the management of forest ecosystems. To provide basic knowledge on ecology and silviculture of the main forest species in Italy.
1)Forest ecology ·Ecology, forest complex systems, land management Historical development of silviculture
2)Silviculture "classic". Elements of applied forest ecology, The silviculture: definition, objectives, near-to-nature and sustainable silviculture. Regeneration methods: coppice forest, high forest, coppice with standard. ·Clearcut, shelterwood system, uneven aged method. · Thinning methods · Conversion methods: conversion from coppice to high forest. · Man-induced modifications in forest ecosystems: quantitative and qualitative aspects ·
3)The recovery of degraded coppice. The coppice: modes of operation, advantages and disadvantages.
The conversion of a coppice to high forest. Conversion to natural evolution, direct method, indirect method: modes of operation, advantages and disadvantages.
4)The nature silviculture: history, concepts, applications to our territory
The prospect of systemic silviculture: theoretical principles and operational modalities of modular cuts.
5)Sustainable forest management in the main forest formations Italian: Forests of the Mediterranean floor: pine forests of pine, maritime pine trees, pine forests of Aleppo pine, holm oaks.
Woods-plan of deciduous oaks and chestnut chestnut, oak-leaf deciduous.
The cork forests and their management. Silvicultural recovery and restoration in degraded cork
Woods of beech and silver fir forest: pine forests of black pine and larico pine, silver fir forest, beech. Brief: Woods plan of conifers microthermal
6)History, present situation and prospects of forestry in Sardinia. Experimentation and first steps in the implementation of systemic silviculture