Content (Syllabus outline)
Ecology – definitions, levels of ecology; Ecosystem – structure, functioning, changes
Basic ecosystem definitions: succession and niche of ecosystem, boundaries borders and ecotones, ecosystem models. Basic ecological givens of typical ecosystems. Minority ecosystems.
Landscape – structure, functioning, changes.
Cultural landscape as a social-ecological system. Origin and development of cultural landscape
Landscape structure – (sensu Forman 1995): matrix, patch, corridors, artifacts. Roles of forests as a matrix (patch, corridor) in a cultural landscape. Different landscape types in Slovenia with examples (arial photos) and roles of forests in each type. Basic division of forest functions and their roles in different landscype types; social forest functions; ecological forest functions, production forest functions; detailed information of mamagement for forest functions in multifunctional forest.
1. Condition for inclusion in the work:
- Inscription to adequate academic year
2. Condition for performing study obligations:
- Participation in class
- Constructed vector map layer
- Finished lab computer-based exam
- Reports from a field work.