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1. General information
Course:
FORESTRY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Code:
62339
Type:
ELECTIVE
ECTS credits:
4.5
Degree:
365 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
601 - E.T.S. AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS AND MOUNTS AB
Group(s):
10 
Year:
4
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: MANUEL ESTEBAN LUCAS BORJA - Group(s): 10 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
ETS Ingenieros Agrónomos y de Montes. Edificio Manuel Alonso Peña. Planta alta, 1º módulo.
CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA AGROFORESTAL Y GENÉTICA
967599200 ext 2818
manuelesteban.lucas@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites

It is recommended that students have previously acquired knowledge in specific subjects of the Degree in Forestry and Natural Environment Engineering (GIFMN). Geographic information systems are a tool that most of the disciplines taught in the GIFMN have at their disposal for the proper development and performance of professional activity in that area.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) specify a set of procedures on a descriptive database of real-world objects that are graphically represented and that are susceptible to some form of measurement with respect to their size and dimension relative to the earth's surface. Their greatest usefulness lies in the fact that GIS have a great capacity to build models or representations of the real world from digital databases, thanks to the application of specific procedures that generate even more information for analysis. Therefore, they constitute a basic and very useful tool in everything related to the management of natural and forest resources, since through their use, more in-depth analyses and a better study of environmental and forest parameters can be carried out.  Therefore, GIS represents a subject strongly linked to everything related to environmental and forest management and it is undoubtedly an important subject in the new curricula and new degrees of the GRADUATE studies in FOREST AND NATURAL ENGINEERING (GIFMN).  This subject requires many other basic support disciplines (due to its interdisciplinary nature), as well as the knowledge of other more specific and specialized subjects related to:
1ST COURSE:
- Graphic expression
2ND COURSE
- Soil science and climatology
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Forest Ecology
- Cartographic engineering and remote sensing
- Geobotany
3RD COURSE
- Forestry
- Hydrological and forest restoration
- Forest Inventory
- Gardening and landscaping
4TH COURSE
- Reforestation
- Projects and territorial planning
- Forest management and certification
- Forest Fires


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E41 Knowledge of complementary subjects oriented to a certain specialization of open, multidisciplinary character and with direct application in the professional field of a Forestry and Environment Engineer.
G01 Knowledge of foreign language
G03 Oral and written communication
G04 Analysis and synthesis capacity
G05 Organizational and planning skills
G07 Problem solving
G10 Teamwork
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
To acquire knowledge and skills in the use of specific tools that provide the student with a greater operational capacity of the knowledge acquired.
Identification and use of emerging technologies within the field of Forestry and Environmental Engineering
To complement the basic and specific training aimed at a certain open, multidisciplinary specialization with direct application in the professional field.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Sustainable Forest Management. Support tools for forest planning and management
  • Unit 2: Introduction to GIS. Available software analysis: gvSIG, Qgis, Arcmap. Capture and organization of geographic information. Structure of a GIS. Raster and vector information
  • Unit 3: Capture and organization of geographic information. Structure of a GIS. Raster and vector information
  • Unit 4: Data storage. Organization and structure, georeferenced databases.
  • Unit 5: Practical applications of the GIS in the forest area. Introduction
  • Unit 6: GIS applications in the field of forest planning and management
  • Unit 7: Practical cases: GIS and forest planning and management. GIS applied to forest inventory. GIS applied to environmental impact assessment. GIS applied to the management of protected flora and fauna. GIS applied to the management of protected natural areas. GIS applied to hydrological management and planning. GIS applied to the management of forests and forestry. GIS applied to hunting management. GIS applied to forest fire management. Other GIS applications in the forestry field
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

The course has an eminently practical character and all the theory that appears in the subject will be linked with practical cases related to the forest field


7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures G01 G03 G04 G05 G07 G10 0.59 15.93 Y N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Combination of methods G01 G03 G04 G05 G07 G10 0.78 21.06 Y N
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Combination of methods G01 G03 G04 G05 G07 G10 0.15 4.05 Y N
Progress test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests G01 G03 G04 G05 G07 G10 0.15 4.05 Y Y
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Combination of methods G01 G03 G04 G05 G07 G10 2.83 76.41 Y Y
Total: 4.5 121.5
Total credits of in-class work: 1.67 Total class time hours: 45.09
Total credits of out of class work: 2.83 Total hours of out of class work: 76.41

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Theoretical exam 40.00% 40.00%
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 50.00% 60.00%
Assessment of active participation 10.00% 0.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Among the evaluation criteria, the following stand out
    1) Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
    2) The development and analysis of geographical information
    3) Application of Geographic Information Systems to forest and environmental management
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 7): Sustainable Forest Management. Support tools for forest planning and management
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 4
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 8.5

Unit 2 (de 7): Introduction to GIS. Available software analysis: gvSIG, Qgis, Arcmap. Capture and organization of geographic information. Structure of a GIS. Raster and vector information
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2

Unit 3 (de 7): Capture and organization of geographic information. Structure of a GIS. Raster and vector information
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 8.6

Unit 4 (de 7): Data storage. Organization and structure, georeferenced databases.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 8.5

Unit 5 (de 7): Practical applications of the GIS in the forest area. Introduction
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 3
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 8.5

Unit 6 (de 7): GIS applications in the field of forest planning and management
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 8.5

Unit 7 (de 7): Practical cases: GIS and forest planning and management. GIS applied to forest inventory. GIS applied to environmental impact assessment. GIS applied to the management of protected flora and fauna. GIS applied to the management of protected natural areas. GIS applied to hydrological management and planning. GIS applied to the management of forests and forestry. GIS applied to hunting management. GIS applied to forest fire management. Other GIS applications in the forestry field
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 6
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 4
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 33.9

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
Bosque Sendra, Joquin Sistemas de Información Geográfica Rialp 84-321-2922-4 1997 Ficha de la biblioteca
Burroughs, Peter; McDonnell, Rachel Principles of Geographic Information Systems Oxford 0-19-8-26336-3 1998  
Demers, Michael N. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems John Wiley & Sons 978-0471142843 2008  
Gutiérrez Puebla, Joaquín; Gould, Michael SIG: Sistemas de Información Geográfica Sintesis 84-7738-246-8 1994  
Olaya, Victor Sistemas de información geográfica Bubok No registrado 2012 Libro gratuito y de libre acceso  



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