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  • Special topics in effects of fire on soil sciences. | MEDfOR
    soil sciences UdL Introduction First Year Second Year Lleida Practical Information Contacts Special topics in effects of fire on soil sciences Institution University of Lleida MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd x Credits 3 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers J R Olarieta Coordinator Web Site www udl cat Objectives To understand soil processes and their relationship with plant development and forest management To study the effects of fire on soil sciences To interpret soil information and soil maps and be able to conduct a soil survey Programme topics 1 Forest soils morphology characteristics and interpretation 2 Soil survey office field and laboratory techniques 3 Soil degradation field characterization evaluation and control techniques Effects of forest fires 4 Land evaluation for forestry requirements for forest growth land preparation techniques carbon and nutrient cycles Indicators of forest management 5 Field project Assessment Course requirements include the presentation of two practicals 10 each a class project 20 and a field project 60 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

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/second-year/SpecialTopEffeFireSoilSci (2015-12-29)
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  • Prescribed Fire laboratory | MEDfOR
    Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd x Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Forest Biology 6 ECTS and Forest Inventory 6 ECTS or override permit by the lecturer Lecturers Domingo M Molina Web Site http www etsea2 udl es UFF 2 courses pages wfmmd htm Objectives That those attending the course could be able to Plan and execute sound successful prescribed burns Organize both logistic and workers safety issues needed in prescribed burns Carry out prescribed burns under different fuel model structures Use the fire torch as a fire surgery element being able to direct the fire line spread as necessary to fulfill the objectives Programme topics 1 Introduction to Fire Ecology and Prescribed Burning PB 2 Fire Ignition Patterns 3 Widening a fire line by means of burning 4 PB practice in rangelands 5 PB practice on Fuel Model 9 Pine stand burning Different sites 6 PB practice on Fuel Model 11 Slash in pine stand burning 7 PB practice on Fuel Model 7 Learning How to Control Flame Length Fire Surgery 8 Seminars Assessment Course requirements include the presentation of a class summary 10 a class project 20 grading in field accomplishment 20 and a final exam 50 Contacts Secretariado do

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  • Remote sensing of Forest Fires | MEDfOR
    Universities UdL University of Lleida Second Year Remote sensing of Forest Fires UdL Introduction First Year Second Year Lleida Practical Information Contacts Remote sensing of Forest Fires Institution UDL MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd x Credits 3 ECTS Prerequisites Remote sensing Lecturers Cristina Vega and J A Martínez Web Site www udl cat Objectives To understand the physical basis for the remote sensing of fires and vegetation fuel dynamics To review current sensors and applications To acquire hands on experience in the processing of digital data for fire related applications Programme topics 1 Remote sensing programs with fire applications potential 2 Hotspot detection and identification 3 Fuel type classification methods 4 Change detection techniques 5 Burned area mapping and severity assessment Assessment Course requirements include computer labs and a paper on a remote sensing application project 70 and a written 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 cifor org International Forestry Students Association http www ifsa net FAO Forestry http www fao org forestry en

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/second-year/RemoteSensForFires (2015-12-29)
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  • Principles of Wildland Fire Science and Management | MEDfOR
    X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd X Credits 5 ECTS Prerequisites Forest Biology 6 ECTS and Forest Inventory 6 ECTS or override permit by the lecturer Lecturers Domingo M Molina Web Site http www etsea2 udl es UFF 2 courses pages wfmmd htm Objectives That those attending the course could be able to gain an in depth understanding of fire ecology and management in different wildland systems gain a sound understanding the ecological social and economic and other factors understand the ecological effects of fires on plants animals soil water and wildlife habitat learn how to typify and forecast fire effects over time and space focus on current issues related to fire ecology including restoration fuels management fire management policy and climate change Programme topics 1 Understanding fire as a physical process 2 Understanding fire as an ecological process 3 Monitoring and interpreting fire effects on plants and other natural resources 4 Using BehavePlus 5 Using Farsite and FlamMap 6 Understanding the Widland Urban Interface problem 7 Writing short sound documents on management issues based upon the fire literature Assessment Course requirements include the presentation of a class summary 10 a class project 20 second class project 20 and a

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/ul/second-year/PrincWildlandFireSciMan (2015-12-29)
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  • Writing and Publishing a Scientific Paper | MEDfOR
    Information Contacts Writing and Publishing a Scientific Paper Institution University of Lleida MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st x 2nd Credits 5 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Gustavo A Slafer Coordinator Web Site www udl cat Objectives The general aim is to offer tools for the students to be able of i communicating scientific knowledge more effectively mainly writing publishing papers but also delivering oral communications ii managing efficiently scientific databases iii using more professionally regular software to prepare scientific communications Programme topics 1 Introduction relevance of scientific publications for research 2 How to write and publish scientific papers 3 How to manage major scientific databases 4 How to use software of reference management 5 How to use word excel and power point more professionally 6 Research organization in Spain and in the EU Assessment Course requirements include Participation in and resolution of class activities 25 Generating and managing a personal database 25 Preparing a draft paper as an exercise 25 Preparing and presenting an oral dissertation 25 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/second-year/WritingPublishingScientificPaper (2015-12-29)
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  • Silviculture under multifunctional objectives | MEDfOR
    1st 2nd 3rd X Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Dr José Reque Dr Pablo Martín Pinto Dr Sonia Roig Dr Pablo Martínez Zurimendi Web Site http www research4forestry eu Objectives Silviculture under multifunctional objectives is an advanced course in silvicultural concepts and practices focused on Mediterranean forests We emphasize on a quantitative approach to the forest assessing the appropriateness of the process and results The course will concentrate on fundamental bioecological cientific principles as general basis for the implementation for the management of forest ecosystem with special emphasis on silvicultural systems The course also focuses on forest risks with a main attendance to forest fires and on non woody products Programme topics 1 Assess and make a silvicultural qualitative diagnostic of the forest ecosystem a With a special emphasis on the stand level 2 Understand the impacts and effects of the different silvicultural systems as a combination set of tools on the different parts of the forest ecosystem 3 Design silvicultural treatments to attain specific objectives in the context of ecosystem management a With special emphasis on i Non woody productions ii Wildlife iii Water iv Risk prevention Assessment Course requirements include oral presentation 40 and a final exam 60

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/uv/second-year/SilvicultureMultiObj (2015-12-29)
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  • Genetic Resources Conservation and Molecular markers | MEDfOR
    Contacts Home Universities UV University of Valladolid 2nd Year Genetic Resources Conservation and Molecular markers UV Introduction First Year Second Year Valladolid Practical Information Contacts Genetic Resources Conservation and Molecular markers Institution UVa MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd X Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Dr Rosario Sierra de Grado Dr Elena Hidalgo Web Site http www research4forestry eu Objectives The course focuses on the conservation and use of Genetic Resources in forest species including i main problems and strategies for conservation and use ii molecular tools to measure diversity and support decisions Programme topics 1 Evaluate the need of conservation and use of particular GR 2 Decide on the strategy of conservation 3 Decide on the molecular tools suitable to identify genotypes and measure diversity in forest species Assessment Course requirements include lab test 50 and a 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 http www ifsa net FAO Forestry http www fao org forestry en IUCN IUCN

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/uv/second-year/GeneticResources (2015-12-29)
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  • Forest Pest and Diseases | MEDfOR
    Practical Information Contacts Forest Pest and Diseases Institution UVa MEDfOR 48 ECTS Graduate level sub programme MEDfOR 30 ECTS specialization sub programme X Semester Course 1st 2nd 3rd X Credits 6 ECTS Prerequisites Lecturers Dr Julio Diez Dr Juan Pajares Web Site http www research4forestry eu Objectives The course focuses on Forest Entomology and Forest Pathology applied to management it is structured in four main chapters that cover i damaging insects identification ii diagnostic of abiotic and biotic pathogens iii management of forest pest and iv management of forest diseases The theory lectures will be reduced to such an extent that permits the comprehension of practical lessons Practical sessions will be conducted in the lab and in the field Programme topics 1 Identify the main insects causing pest in the forest 2 Identify the main pathological organism causing diseases in the forest 3 Manage the main forest pest occurring from the Mediterranean forest 4 Manage the main forest pathogens from the Mediterranean forest Assessment Course requirements include practical test 50 and a 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

    Original URL path: http://www.medfor.eu/universities/uv/second-year/ForestPestDiseases (2015-12-29)
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