916323 Field camp I - introduction to mountain forestry and forest sciences
- Lecture and field trip
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection (IFFF)
- Offered in
- Wintersemester 2017/18
- Languages of instruction
General course subjects: Introduction to mountain forests and typical problems in mountain forest management and science; practical information about the Mountain Forestry curriculum at BOKU; intercultural exchange of knowledge and views between Mountain Forestry students and lecturers.
Field Camp I will include discussions, introductory lectures, and field trips, as follows:
*) Self-introduction of the participating students;
*) Presentations by the students and group discussions;
*) Exchange of information between MF student groups “2016-2018” and “2017-2019” as well as ERASMUS and other international students at BOKU
*) Introductory lectures on forests, forestry and forest ecology in Austria and on mountain forests and mountain forestry in general;
*) Walk through the BOKU Demonstration Forest with explanations on forests and forestry in Austria and demonstration of forest experimental plots;
*) Three full-day excursions (Rax mountains, Northern Burgenland, National Park “Danube Flood Plain”);
*) One half-day excursion (Forchtenstein).
The program will be complemented with social events and especially the barbeque with international students participating in Field Camp I and Field Camp III. In the evening we will cook and have dinner together.
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Field Camp I has five major objectives:
(1) Welcome the first-year Mountain Forestry (MF) students and other international students and provide a forum to enable them to get to know each other as well as to get in contact with a few lecturers involved in the Mountain Forestry curriculum;
(2) Introduce the students to the Mountain Forestry study program;
(3) Bring the MF student groups “2016-2018” and ‘2017-2018’ as well as ERASMUS and other exchange students at BOKU together for exchange of information and views;
(4) Introduce the students to the ecology and management of mountain forests including socio-economic and political aspects, special emphasis will be given on the situation in Austria and the Alps;
(5) Introduce the students to a few lecturers, their associated institutes and research interests, as well as to their involvement in the Mountain Forestry curriculum.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.