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701-0317-00L  Identification of Woody Plants in Winter

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersA. Rudow
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractWoody plants are important elements of forest ecosystems and landscapes. The practical characterization of forest stands often requires the identification of woody plants in winter. The course focuses on the practical identification of native tree and shrub species to be used for the characterization of forest stands.
ObjectiveKnowledge of selected native tree and shrub species in winter. Understanding relationships of trees and forest ecosytems by in situ observation of woody plants and forest stands. Introduction into the characterization of forest stands.
ContentFour half-day excursions in the surroundings of Zurich and Baden the identification of native tree and shrub species is treated. The course aims at broadening and application of species knowledge towards the identification of woody plants during the leafless phase and their identification from distance (selected native species). Besides that the relationships of trees and forest ecosytems as well as forestry aspects are elucidated. In the context of an individual work the students will practically train and deepen their acquired knowledge.
Lecture notesRudow, A., 2013: Dendrologie Grundlagen - Bestimmungshilfe (in German, will be provided for registered students on an online-platform)
LiteratureRudow 2011 (betaversion): EBot Dendrologie.E-learning-Tool for the support of dendrology courses at ETHZ, integrated into online-application eBot.
An overview of the most adequate literature will be given at the introdcution (sept 28).
Prerequisites / NoticeHalf-day excursions into forests. Weatherproof clothes are presupposed.
The course is based on the Introduction into Dendrology (spring sem, 2nd sem).