Course Description

  1. SVK211 DENDROLOGY 3(2-3)

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Dendrology is a basic science in the field of forestry that explain what is a tree, tree morphology (botanical characteristic), principles of plant taxonomy, botanical exploration, and discussion on some families, genera,   and species of trees important to forestry and forest ecosystems.

  1. SVK212 FOREST ECOLOGY 3(2-3)

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Definition oftropical forest ecosystem; Population and community ecology; Structures and functionof tropical forest ecosystems, Methods and technique of measurement,Types of tropical forestecosystem; Carbon balance (equilibrium) in tree and tropical forest ecosystem:, Periodicity and tropical forest population; The role of environmental factors to tropical forest communities; Tree growth; Ecology of natural regeneration in tropical forest: Classification of   tropical forest trees.

  1. SVK221 SILVICS 3(2-3)

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This courseis major course (lecture) which is handled by laboratory of Silviculture and is taught to all students of Faculty of Forestry IPB which take Silviculture as their major. This course discusses factors which are related with soils, climate, water, biology, physiographic, and interaction between those factors in influencing tree growth, tree regeneration, and formation of forest stand. Effects of forest on environment are also discussed in this course.

  1. SVK231 FOREST PROTECTION 3(2-3)

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Forest protection is every effort to prevent and limit thedestruction of forest, forest territory, and forest products which are caused bydisturbing factors. Forest disturbance could be in the form of pest, disease, grazing by livestocks, forest product poaching and illegal forest land encroachment. The objective of forest protection is to safeguard and maintain forest, so that its function could run optimally and sustainably in accordance with the designated function of the forest. This subject (course) provides knowledge to students so that the students are able to explain factors which disturb the forest, causes / background of factors which disturb the forest, the process of appearance of disturbance, causal relationship between disturbing factors, and method of controlling such disturbances.

  1. SVK313 SYNECOLOGY 2(2-0)

Pre-requisites : Biology

This course will give competence to the students to learn, understand, and explain the following concepts: (a) model, growth, and control mechanism of population, (b) table of life and its components, (c) demography of plant population, (d) reproduction ecology, (e) regulation of plant population, and (f) interaction pattern between species in forest ecosystem.

  1. SVK314 TROPICAL FOREST SPECIES ECOLOGY 2(2-0)

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The ecology of tropical tree species is a course about understanding on the aspect of plant geography, adaptation process and tree domestication, autecological study (the ecological study of species), the ecology of the Dipterocarps, the ecology and silviculture of Non-Dipterocarps, the ecology and silviculture of cultivated tree species (domestication) and the ecology and silviculture of tree species for non timber forest products.

  1. SVK315 FOREST INFLUENCE 3(2-3)

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This course explains: Definition and the relationship between meteorology, climatology and hydrology and its usefulness on forest resources management, Basic meteorology in relation to weather and climate and hydrological cycle, energy balance and water balance; method of measurement and estimation of unit of climate components and hydrological cycle in a watershed. The role of forest vegetation and other similar vegetations on micro climate hydrological cycle and water availability. Global climate change on local climate and hydrology (watershed).

  1. SVK316 FOREST NUTRITION MANAGEMENT 3(2-3)

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The subject explain definition of forest nutrition, the relationship between forest soil and the development of forest vegetation, the relationship between site quality and forest tree growth, the relationship between soil and tree growth, the relationship between nutrition and tree growth, nutrition cycles, assessment of forest nutrition, fertilizing, bilogical nitrogen supply, harvesting, land tillage and stand regeneration, and management model of forest nutrition for sustainable forest plantation establihmnent.

  1. SVK322 SILVICULTURE 3(2-3)

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Silviculture is a course which is compulsory to be followed by fifth semester student of Faculty of Forestry, IPB. This course discusses on the following topics: Concept of Silviculture, Tree Growth, Relation of Silviculture with other sciences, Tree Growth & Reproduction, Tree Ecophysiology, Technology of Nursery and Forest Development, and Silvicultural Systems.

10. SVK323 FOREST GENETICS 3(2-3)

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The subject of forest genetics explains how the characters of an organism as component of a forest, derived to the following lineages. Other than providing basic principles on genetics and method of universal analysis, the course also explain genetical processes occurring specifically on forest tree population, such as gene flow, sexual reproduction, adaptation and evolution of forest trees. Basic concept and genetic analysis method, since Mendelian genetics until molecular genetics are teached and illustrated with some examples on the field of forestry, relevant to forest management action, silviculture and forest resources conservation.

11. SVK324 TREE IMPROVEMENT 3(2-3)

Pre-requisites : Forest Genetics

Tree improvement is the application of genetic principles in forest planting to obtain trees which have better yield and properties. Tree improvement activities comprise the following items: investigating variability of tree species, conducting planting trial of tree species from various areas of origin (provenance test), selection, development of seed orchard, crossing selected trees and conducting progeny test. This subject provides knowledge to the students to make them able to explain and conduct tree improvement activities.

12. SVK325 FOREST PLANT PROPAGATION TECHNOLOGY 3(2-3)

Pre-requisites : Silvics

This course discusses the technology of forest plant propagation, both generatively (sexual) and vegetatively (asexual). The course comprises     the definition and objectives of seed technology, seed quality, seed related problems in Indonesia; biology, development, and ecology of seeds; seed procurement, collection and harvesting; seed extraction, cleaning and selection; seed storage; seedtransportation, dormancy and pretreatment; seed testing; national seed system; roles, problems and technique of vegetative propagation (cutting, bud grafting, air layering, grafting, and plant tissue culture) of forest plant for supporting sustainable forest development.

13. SVK332 FOREST PEST SCIENCE 3(2-3)

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The science of forest pest constitutes the part of silviculture which studies animals that create damage on trees and and forest stand. In this subject, there will be discussion on animals (particularly insects) which cause damage on trees and forest stand, insect behavior, characteristcs of insect, peculiar feature of insects, insect behavior, insect life cycle, insect reproduction, insect reproduction capacity, insect classification and metamorphoses; forest plants and how the forest plants become the target of insect, effect of physical and biological environment on insect life (population ecology); presence and/or absece of pest problem, calculation of economic threshold, effect and impact of insect attack on trees and forest stand; techniques of survey and monitoring of forest pest; and techniques of pest control on the basis of ecosystem.

14. SVK333 FOREST PATHOLOGY 3(2-3)

Pre-requisites : Biology

This subject provides the students on the definition and the scope forest diseases, disesase physology, the mechanism of pathogen infestation, the mechanics of host defence, disease ecology, seed diseases, nursery diseases, root diseases, stem diseases, foliage diseases, wood decay, wood staining, forecasting and assessment of diseases and diseases control on forest plantations.

15. SVK334 FOREST AND LAND FIRE 3(2-3)

Pre-requisites : Biology, Physics

Forest and land fire occurs due to human activity, either intentionally, or unintentionally; or due to natural causes; and the fire could occur in various types of land uses and types of vegetation.   Management of fire control has the objectives of protecting forest and land from damage by fire, due to various activities of land uses and vegetation cover, such as land preparation for shifting cultivation; Industrial Plantation Forest (HTI); plantation (oil palm); peat land cultivation; and utilization of alang-alang field, scrubland, secondary forest, natural forest, and lands which contain coal. The subject of Management of Forest Fire Control, provides description on management effort toward fire which occur in various types of land uses and various types of vegetation.

16. SVK398 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING 2(1-3)

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Every candidate of high school graduate must know how to conduct a research and to compose a scientific writing. A research is a searching effort on something conducted systematically laying stress upon searching activity on the problems that can be solved. Therefore, it is needed to take a good problem formulation before conducting the research, planning research methodology and writing a research proposal. After finishing the research, a researcher should be able to report his/her finding in the form of scientific writing, that can be disseminated to the community, in or out of the campus. The subject gives a description to the students how to formulate a research problem, to conduct the research, and to report the results.

17. SVK399 PRACTICES ON FOREST ECOSYSTEM 1(0-3)

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The practice activity on forest ecosystem introduction is aimed to introduce the types of forest ecosystem, observe and measure the component of natural forest and plantation forest ecosystems from seashore up to mountain. The observed components are components of wildlife, physical of soil (soil and climatic factors), behaviors, and interaction of ecosystem component and the function of type forest ecosystem to the life also to introduce the status and function of the forests.

18. SVK426 NATURAL FOREST SILVICULTURE 3(2-3)

Pre-requisites : Silvics

Silviculture of natural forest is a series of activities (regeneration, tending, and harvesting) which are designed systematically and are applied in natural forest stand (uneven aged stand) to accelerate forest growth and to ensure sustainability of wood production and other forest products. History of natural forest management in applying silvicultural system is described, ranging from TPI (Indonesian selective Cutting), TPTI (Indonesian Selective Cutting and Planting), TJTI (Indonesian Strip Cutting with Planting), TPTJ (Selective Cutting and Strip Planting), and Intensive TPTI. Besides that, there is also explanation on concept and hypothesis of high biodiversity of species in tropical forest, stand structure, tree growth pattern, concept of regeneration in tropical forest, and polycyclic and monocyclic system. Students are also given knowledge on silvicultural system in several tropical countries (such as Malaysia and Philippines), method of enrichment (such as line enrichment planting), level of forest damage, and guidelineson sustainable forest management in relation with silvicultural aspects.

19. SVK427 AGROFORESTRY 3(2-3)

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Definition and concept of agroforesty, species of agroforestry, productivity and soil protection in agroforesty system, evaluation of agroforestry system, agroforestry system and practices

20. SVK435 FOREST HEALTH MONITORING 2(2-3)

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Forest health monitoring is one of major courses, teached on the seventh semester to whole foresrty students at the Faculty of Foeretry IPB majoring in Silviculture. The course discusses forest health concept; criteria and indicator of forest health; methods and techniques of data collection on forest helath as indicator of productivity, vitality, biodiversity and site quality, and other parameters. Data and information management on forest health and multicriteria analysis for assessing forest health are also discussed in this course. The results of forset health assessment will be usable for management decision making for sustainable forest management.

21. SVK497 PRACTICES ON PROFFESIONAL WORK (PROFFESIONAL INTERNSHIP) 3 (0-9)

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22. SVK498 SEMINAR 1

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23. SVK499 THESIS 6

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