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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 12/05/2015
FORE0015-2  Forest harvesting

Duration :  14h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Forests and natural Areas Engineering, Professional Focus, 2nd year2
Lecturer :  Philippe Lejeune
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
Presentation of main forest harvesting systems used throughout the world. Attention is paid to - interaction between environment constraints and equipments; - improvement of wood supply chain (new technologies); - safety measures in forest harvesting. 1. Introduction 2. Harvesting systems and methods 3. Harvesting equipments 4. Harvesting productivity and costing 5. Forest roads
Learning outcomes of the course :  
After completing the course the student is expected to : - understand the concepts harvesting methods and harvesting systems; - be able to identify the factors affecting the selection of a harvesting system; - be able to recognize the most common equipments used in mechanized forest harvesting and to know their main functionalities; - be able to estimate the productivity and calculate the profitability of a forest harvesting system; - be able to set up safety concepts in forest harvesting operations (safety equipment, risk factors, ..).
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Basic knowledge in silviculture
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Lectures : 10 h Seminar : 4 h Personal assignment : 10 h
Recommended or required readings :  
- The support of the lectures will be distributed through MyULG
- ARMEF [1993]. Manuel d'exploitation forestière (tome 1). ARMEF, CTBA, 442 p.
- ARMEF [1994]. Manuel d'exploitation forestière (tome 2). ARMEF, CTBA, 415 p.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
- personnal report (50 %)
- written knowledge test (50 %)
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Lejeune, Philippe (Professeur) Forest and Nature Management 081 622296

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