OS13ZEMLJ - Forest lands.

Course specification
Type of study Bachelor academic studies
Study programme
Course title Forest lands.
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
OŠ13ZEMLJ mandatory 4 2L + 2E 4.0
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
Pedology. Passed exam.
Learning objectives
The goal of the course is for the student to master the characteristics and ecological production potential of the most common types of soil in our area, and to become familiar with the current ones classifications and the method of making pedological maps. In addition, the goal is for the student to acquire knowledge about the most common factors of degradation of forest lands, threat from floods, erosion and fires, and the possibilities of prevention through sustainable management of land resources.
Learning outcomes
The student acquires the necessary knowledge about soil types and their properties as well as ecological production potential. He is trained to independently determine soil types, recognition of degraded soils and degradation factors, and their assessment productivity for certain plant species, as well as possible measures for sustainable land management in the given conditions.
Classification of land of Yugoslavia; WRB and other land classifications; The class undeveloped land; Class of humus accumulative soils; Class of cambic soils; Class of eluvial - illuvial soils; Class of epigleic soils; A class of hypoglean land; Class of fluviatile and fluviogley soils, Peat, Anthropogenic and Saline land; Land combinations; Production of pedological maps; Degradation factors land; Soil erosion; Floods and soil; Impact of fire on land, Measures sustainable land management.
Teaching Methods
Lectures and exercises. Field teaching. Consultations.
  1. Kapović Solomun, M., Marković, M. (2022): Soils of the Republic of Srpska. Faculty of Forestry, Banja Luka.
  2. Ćirić, M.(1984): Pedology, 1st edition, OOUR Institute for textbooks and teaching aids, Sarajevo.
  3. Knežević, M., Košanin, O. (2007): Practicum in pedology, Faculty of Forestry, Belgrade
  4. FAO/ISRIC (2006). World References Base for Soil Resources, World Soil Report, No.103, Rome, 128 3. WOCAT database (Original title)
  5. *** (1966): Methodology of field soil testing and preparation of pedological maps, Manual for soil testing, book 4, JDPZ. White City
Evaluation and grading
Test 1. Test 2. Oral exam.