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  • Mediterranean Landscape Ecology & Planning | MEDfOR
    Polytechnic University of Madrid and Polytechnic University of Valencia MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 5 ECTS Prerequisites GIS General ecology Lecturers C Vega UdL S Saura UPM and F Galiana and M Vallés UPV Web Site www udl cat Objectives To analyze ecological and cultural landscape shaping factors in the Mediterranean To acquire hands on experience in the evaluation of landscape structure and change To be able to apply relevant quantitative tools that allow incorporating landscape ecological objectives in forest planning Programme topics 1 Landscape definition Spacing and Perception Structure patch matrix corridor Classification principles Models and theories in LE 2 Processes Disturbance Fragmentation Connectivity 3 Heterogeneity and biological diversity Space time and function 4 Landscape pattern Quantitative methods in LE metrics 5 Scale of patterns and processes 6 Landscape dynamics 7 Landscape evaluation methods Public participation 8 Landscape management and conservation quantitative tools for decision making support 9 Landscape design Assessment Course requirements include computer labs a paper on landscape dynamics and conservation priorities in a Mediterranean area 70 and a final exam 30 Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/first-year/MedLandsEcolPlann (2015-12-29)
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  • Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing | MEDfOR
    Lleida First Year Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing UdL Introduction First Year Second Year Lleida Practical Information Contacts Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Institution University of Lleida MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 3 ECTS Prerequisites None Lecturers José A Martínez Casasnovas Web Site http cv udl cat access with valid registration as student of the University of Lleida Objectives To know basic principles of geographical information systems spatial databases and remote sensing and their applications in forest mapping and analysis Programme topics 1 Principles of the geographical information systems vector and raster spatial data structures 2 GIS analysis 3 Principles of remote sensing spectral radiance and signatures data acquisition transformation indexes and multiespectral classification 4 Case study task Assessment Course requirements include the assistance to the lectures 10 presentation of exercises 20 the case study individual report 30 and a final exam 40 Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry Research http www cifor org International Forestry Students Association http www ifsa net FAO Forestry http www

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/first-year/GISRemSensing (2015-12-29)
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  • Forest Health | MEDfOR
    UdL University of Lleida First Year Forest Health UdL Introduction First Year Second Year Lleida Practical Information Contacts Forest Health Institution University of Lleida MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 5 ECTS Prerequisites Forest Biology 6 ECTS or override permit by the lecturer Lecturers Carlos Colinas Web Site www udl cat Objectives Developing the abilities to i recognise the pathological origin of a problem in the forest ii prescribe plans to address problems caused by diseases iii account for possible future diseases during forest planning vi read and interpret forest pathology literature and v communicate with forest pathology experts Programme topics History and background Basic concepts of pathology Conditions for disease development Disease control Shoot and leaf diseases Stem diseases Root diseases Assessment Course requirements include the presentation or Reading Reports Disease Cards a Term Paper A Field Trip Report and a group Prescription Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry Research http www cifor org International Forestry Students Association http www ifsa net FAO Forestry http www fao org

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/first-year/ForestHealth (2015-12-29)
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  • Environmental Impact Asessment in Forestry Operations and Industries | MEDfOR
    First Year Second Year Lleida Practical Information Contacts Environmental Impact Asessment in Forestry Operations and Industries Institution University of Lleida MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 2 5 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Jorge Alcázar Web Site http www utl pt paginaescolas php area 17 escola 247 curso 1006 disciplina 2008056626 Objectives To know the main international environmental standards and regulations in the European Community To describe the principal characteristics of some forestry activities and industries that are usually subject to environmental impact assessment To identify the environmental impacts of forestry activities and propose remedial measures Programme topics 1 Introduction to the international environmental standards and regulations in the European Community 2 Forestry activities reforestation logging river rehabilitation forest roads Principal characteristics environmental impacts and remedial measures 3 Forestry industries sawmills cork oak pulp and paper Principal characteristics environmental impacts and remedial measures Assessment Course requirements include the presentation of individual and team work in class 70 and a final exam 30 Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry Research http www

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/first-year/EnvImpAssForesOperIndustries (2015-12-29)
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  • Methods and approaches of social research in environmental management | MEDfOR
    Second Year Lleida Practical Information Contacts Methods and approaches of social research in environmental management Institution University of Lleida MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme x MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st 2nd x Credits 2 ECTS Prerequisites None Lecturers Gloria Dominguez Web Site Under construction Objectives To know basic elements and methods of social research in management To understand the importance of the inclusion of elements of social research in the decision making process To gain familiarity with main approaches and some techniques currently being used in research specially in qualitative methods To gain a deeper understanding of ethical and quality issues in relation to social research To gain familiarity with the process of designing a social research project Programme topics 1 Introduction to social research paradigms and approaches 2 Planning a research 3 Data gathering Main techniques Interviews surveys and group dynamics 4 Data analysis 5 Assessing the quality of the research Assessment Course requirements include the presentation of a class summary 10 individual assignments 50 and a group project 40 Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/first-year/MethApproSociResearchEnvMan (2015-12-29)
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  • Measurements and Control in Ecophysiology | MEDfOR
    ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Joan Costa Tura and Jorge Lampurlanes Castel Web Site www udl cat Objectives In general to expand knowledge and acquire practice in the management of the main instruments used in studies of environmental physiology in forest plants Specific to know the theoretical bases that applies to measurement and control to understand how instrumentation and control techniques work To update knowledge and discuss applications about present state of electronic instrumentation sensors data acquisition transfer and control systems in forestry on selected examples Programme topics 1 Introduction Presentation Objectives Organization Assessment 2 Automation data collection and control systems Electronic bases Acquisition of data sensors and data loggers Data transfer Control systems 3 Measures in the air Basic sensors 4 Measures in the soil root system Content and water potential infiltracióm moisture retention curves and hydraulic conductivity 5 Measures with the plant Radiation interception by canopy LAI Water stress Net photosynthesis and transpiration 6 Development of a class project Presentation of a detailed protocol of work base on a real test case where the student will have to use one of the instruments explained in the course Assessment Course requirements include the presentation of the practical class exercises 30 a

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/first-year/MeasurControlEcophysiology (2015-12-29)
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  • Forest Physiology | MEDfOR
    Year Second Year Lleida Practical Information Contacts Forest Physiology Institution University of Lleida MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme X MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 3 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Juan Pedro Ferrio and Luis Serrano Web Site http web udl es usuaris x3845331 invest htm Objectives To know the main factors that are related to growth of woody plants and the particular constraints imposed by Mediterranean conditions shortage of water nutrient scarcity and high radiation and temperature stresses To understand the consequences of traditional management and cultural practices on forest ecology Programme topics 1 Tree growth requirements 2 The carbon balance of forests Concepts and methods 3 Abiotic stresses in Mediterranean communities Effects and plant responses 4 Management and Forest Ecology Traditional practices and recent Forest Change 5 Fieldwork Instrumentation and techniques applied to a case study 6 Reading seminar Oral presentation and discussion of scientific works Assessment Class project based on fieldwork 35 Oral presentation 15 Final exam 50 Contacts Secretariado do Curso de Erasmus Mundus MEDfOR A C do Professor José Guilherme Calvão Borges Other related Links Center for International Forestry Research http www cifor org International Forestry Students Association

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/first-year/ForestPhysiology (2015-12-29)
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  • Mediterranean Forest Products: Building with Wood, Living with Wood, Wood in Transport&Packaging, Cork | MEDfOR
    ECTS Graduate level sub programme x MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 3 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers José Vicente Oliver Web Site http www udl cat Objectives To get advanced knowledge on the principal solid wood based end products in their principal applications in the Mediterranean area construction furniture and packaging design raw materials manufacturing processes end products and quality control To know the main end products based on cork winemaking construction and other uses To know the most important innovation trends in added value wood and cork based products and their future markets Programme topics Module I Introduction wood as a sustainable and environmentally sound material for consumption products Module II Building with wood in the Mediterranean region structural and non structural uses of wood and wood based panels in construction under Mediterranean conditions Module III Wood in packaging and logistics Module IV Living with wood materials and trends in the furniture and interior design industry Module V Cork products winemaking construction and other uses Practical Module I identification description characteristics technological properties and industrial applications of the main wood and cork resources in the Mediterranean region Practical Module II Innovation challenges for the

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/first-year/ProductsWoodCork (2015-12-29)
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