BT3042: Advance Techniques in Agro Forestry syllabus for BioTech 2021 regulation (Professional Elective-VIII)

Advance Techniques in Agro Forestry detailed syllabus for Biotechnology (BioTech) for 2021 regulation curriculum has been taken from the Anna Universities official website and presented for the BioTech students. For course code, course name, number of credits for a course and other scheme related information, do visit full semester subjects post given below.

For Biotechnology 6th Sem scheme and its subjects, do visit BioTech 6th Sem 2021 regulation scheme. For Professional Elective-VIII scheme and its subjects refer to BioTech Professional Elective-VIII syllabus scheme. The detailed syllabus of advance techniques in agro forestry is as follows.

Course Outcomes:

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Unit I

General silvicultural principles; ecological and physiological factors influencing vegetation; natural and artificial regeneration of forests; nursery techniques; seed technology collection, storage, pretreatment and germination; establishment and tendings. Silvicultural systems-clear felling, uniform, shafter-wood, selection, coppice and conversion systems. Social forestry-objectives, scope, necessity; agro-forestry; extension forestry: recreation forestry; people’s participation.

Unit II

Methods of measuring-diameter, girth, height and volume of trees; form factor; volume estimation of stand: sampling methods; yield calculation; current annual increment; mean annual increment; sample plots; yield and stand tables; scope and objectives of forest inventory; aerial survey and remote-sensing techniques. Forest management-objectives and principles; techniques; sustained yield relation; normal forest; growing stock; regulation of yield-methods of application; working plans-preparation and control. Forest utilisation: Logging and extraction techniques and principles; transport, storage and sale. Minor and major forest product : definition and scope. Collection, processing and disposal of minor and major forest products.

Unit III

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Unit IV

Mechanics of wood and wood composites, Application of orthotropic and non-linear constitutive relations, Laminate theory and failure criterion in the prediction of mechanical properties of solid woods; Wood-polymer, Hybrid composite processing. Methods of extraction, chemistry, processing, import and export potential of gums, resins, tannins, dyes, essential oils, fixed oils, cutch and katha, drugs, spices, poisons, insecticides, pesticides, wild edible fruits etc.

Unit V

Climate change and implications for sustainable forest management. Impact of climate change on Indian forest – Adaptation of forest trees to climate change – Potential for adaptation – Evolutionary mechanisms – The challenge of climate change for forest management – Different concepts of adaptation to climate change – Case studies on the management of certain tree species in India

Text Books:

  1. McManus B. Collins and Fred M White, 1981. Elementary Forestry. Reston Publishing Company, Inc., Reston, Virginia.
  2. MacDonald, G.2003. Biogeography: Introduction to Space, Time and Life. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  3. Sagreiya, K.P.,1967.Forestsand Forestry. National Book Trust, India.

Reference Books:

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For detailed syllabus of all the other subjects of Biotechnology 6th Sem, visit BioTech 6th Sem subject syllabuses for 2021 regulation.

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