OS13ZASS - Forest protection

Course specification
Type of study Bachelor academic studies
Study programme
Course title Forest protection
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
OŠ13ZAŠŠ mandatory 8 2L + 2E 5.0
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
Forest Entomology, Forest Phytopathology Passed exam
Learning objectives
Studying this subject aims to familiarize students with the dangers that threaten forest vegetation and forest land. Based on the knowledge of harmful insects and fungi, the student will study their mutual interaction and the damage that occurs through forest protection. Students will learn about the harmful effects of other harmful biotic organisms, ways and methods of determining the degree of damage and their number. Familiarity with harmful factors of abiotic nature, their harmfulness, and methods of forecasting the fate of damaged forests. Acquainting students with forest fires, the damage they cause and measures to combat them is of particular importance.
Learning outcomes
By learning about pests of an entomological and phytopathological nature, their mutual interaction, as well as other groups of living organisms that cause damage in the forest, students will be able to properly assess the harmful effect of potential causes of damage in time. They will master methods of controlling the number of harmful organisms, assessment of damage caused by various factors, especially those of abiotic nature. Students will be able to make more accurate forecasts of the recovery of damaged forests. They will master the tactics and technique of extinguishing forest fires, the most significant causes of the drying of our forests. In addition, students will acquire the necessary knowledge for using GIS in the field of forest protection.
Theoretical teaching: Introduction. Importance of forest protection. Harmful factors of abiotic nature. Harmful factors of biotic nature. methods of determining their damage. Organization of the forest protection service. Forest inspection methods. Reporting and diagnostic-prognostic forest protection service. Forest drying. Practical teaching: Measures to combat the causes of biotic and abiotic damage. Measures for rehabilitation of damaged forests. Technique and tactics of extinguishing forest fires.
Teaching Methods
Lectures, exercises, consultations, field teaching.
  1. Živojinović S. (1958): Forest protection, Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade
  2. Petrović N. (1962): Protection of conifers from game and small rodents, Yugoslav Agricultural and Forestry Center, No. 7, Belgrade
  3. Karadžić D., Mihajlović Lj., Milanović S., Stanivuković Z. (2011): Manual of the Reporting and Diagnostic Forecast Service of Forest Protection, Faculty of Forestry in Banja Luka
Evaluation and grading
Two tests during the semester, a pre-exam colloquium and an oral exam.
Specific remarks
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