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GRADUATE INSTITUTE of NATURAL and APPLIED SCIENCES / DEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING / Doctorate
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ORML7430Spatial Planning in Forestry3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Group study, Lab work
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
Lecturer--
Co-Lecturer
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
Characterizing and integrating spatial parameters in forest management plans using combinatorial optimization techniques such as simulated annealing based on multiple use forest management planning concept .
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : Students will be able to use GIS and conduct advanced spatial analysis.9,10,121,3
PO - 2 : Students will be able to define proximity, adjacency, block size, opening size constraints in spatial planning process8,103,4
PO - 3 : Students will be able to prepare strategic plans as well as tactical plans using optimization and simulation techniques 3,106
PO - 4 : Students will be able to apply heuristics techniques (Taboo search, Simulated annealing) in spatial planning4,126
PO - 5 : Students will be able to control fragmentation with spatial metrics and spatial parameters and interpret spatial model outputs31,6
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
Preparation of ecosystem based multiple use forest management plans, defining spatial parameters and integrating them into spatial forest planning process. Characterizing proximity, adjacency, harvest block size and opening size constraints in spatial planning process using geographic information systems. Use of various heuristics techniques such as Taboo search and Simulated annealing in spatial forest planning in association with strategic and tactical planning concepts. Determination and use of fragmentation indexes such as class area, patch size, landscape similarity index, number of patch, patch density and mean patch size in decision making process.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to the course
 Week 2Advanced spatial analysis using GIS
 Week 3Spatial parameters(proximity, adjacency, green up, block size and opening size)
 Week 4Integration of spatial parameters in Spatial planning process
 Week 5Interpretaion of strategic plans and tactical plans prepared using optimization and simulation techniques
 Week 6Heuristics techniques (Taboo search, Simulated annealing)
 Week 7Using Heuristics techniques in spatial forest planning
 Week 8Mid term exam -1
 Week 9Fragmentation index
 Week 10Controling fragmentation and spatial parameters using heuristic techniques
 Week 11project work -1
 Week 12project work -2
 Week 13project work -3
 Week 14project presentaiton
 Week 15Term project
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Forest management (Lawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson, Kenneth Pickett DavisEditörlerLawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson)
2Forest management (Lawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson, Kenneth Pickett DavisEditörlerLawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson)
3Forest management (Lawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson, Kenneth Pickett DavisEditörlerLawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson)
4Forest management (Lawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson, Kenneth Pickett DavisEditörlerLawrence S. Davis, K. Norman Johnson)
 
Recommended Reading
1Forest management and planning (Pete Bettinger,Jacek Siry,Kevin Boston,Donald L. Grebner),
2Forest management and planning (Pete Bettinger,Jacek Siry,Kevin Boston,Donald L. Grebner),
3Forest management and planning (Pete Bettinger,Jacek Siry,Kevin Boston,Donald L. Grebner),
4Forest management and planning (Pete Bettinger,Jacek Siry,Kevin Boston,Donald L. Grebner),
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 8 31/03/2011 60 30
Project 14 13/05/2011 120 15
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 15 20/05/2011 120 15
End-of-term exam 16 27/05/2011 60 40
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 8 3 24
Sınıf dışı çalışma 6 5 30
Arasınav için hazırlık 4 5 20
Arasınav 1 2 2
Uygulama 6 5 30
Ödev 6 5 30
Proje 5 6 30
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 5 5 25
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Total work load192