Course detail

Forensic Ecotechnics, Forest and Wood Species

ÚSI-1RDFEAcad. year: 2011/2012

The course is focused on issues relevant to relationships and connections in the complex of forest-trees-man.
Content targeting: the forest - biological organism; the development of relation of man and forest; trees - basic identification; the main criteria for assessing trees; forestry disciplines (forest establishment, forest tending, forest protection and regeneration of forest); forest valuation, forest stand, non-forest stand and ornamental trees; fees and expenses; legal legislation on the subject.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students gain knowledge through a multidisciplinary approach and cross-mash (in the respect of quantitative and qualitative assessment), in the legal environment CR, assessment of the forest and trees


Forensic engineering - general methodology


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Condition for obtaining credit is the successful elaboration of semestral work of forensic expert evidence. The exam will be oral

Course curriculum

1.Definition of the subject; cause of genesis; focus and objectives of the subject, the
system FOREST-TREES-MAN; code of judicial ethics expert; necessary terminology
2. System identification and assessment of conditions and structures of the expert object-
with emphasis on forest and trees; FEld systemic metodology
3. Typologically integral part of expertise in relevant fields
4. Forest - biological organism: what is a forest; developing relationship between man and
forest; example in the part of the Šumava region
5. Forest ecosystem - the diversity of forest stands and signs stands; Forensic
ecotechnique:forest and trees - a system approach to the solution
6. Basic forestry disciplines in a holistic concept of forest- brief survey; Basic principles
of forest management - forest maps; FEld and linkage to the European Union - from the
perspective of the needs of the expert
7. Trees (set of mostly taxon tree) - important components of forest and permanent diffused
green in urban and outdoor (free) landscape; tree taxa (requirements for knowledge, basic
identification, distinguishing features)
8. Nomenclature; morphology, physiology (variability, biological and ecological requirements);
trees in anthropogenic ecosystems
9. Method of contact valuing vegetation „CFA“; Special visual diagnostic metodology;
Reduction factor RKFA
10.Safety diagnostics: symptoms, defects and variations in growth and wood structure
affecting stability; Tree individual, identifying and assessing risks of its failure -
chronic risks to human factor aspects and forest ecosystem
11.Valuing - valuation of forest: valuation of natural resources; special forest; Forest
valuation theory; basic inputs for the valuation; Applied Forest valuation
12.issue of determining the amount of damage to forest; valuation of non-productive functions
of forest; assessment and valuation of biotopes; ecological damage
13.Valuing-valuation of trees and their stands on non-forest land: measurement of ornamental
plants (trees); memorial trees; determine the age of trees growing outside the forest (the
origin of generative, vegetative); International valuation standards IVS/EVS

Work placements

Not applicable.


Study course is to get selected and expertise for system identifying and assessing the real expert object system: forest-trees-man (forest ecosystem and in particular tree taxa) the needs of court-expert

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

ALEXANDR P. a KOLEKTIV: Forenzní ekotechnika: les a dřeviny. CERM s.r.o., Brno, 2010, ISBN 978-80-7204-681-2, 626 s.

Recommended reading

Alexandr, P. – Fér, F.: Ohodnocování dřevin a jejich porostů na nelesních pozemcích. Vydala Česká unie soudních znalců v lesním hospodářství v edici Ekotechnica Iuridica, ročník IV., svazek 3. 2008. 51 s.
Alexandr, P. – Roček, I. (1991): Technika a technologie výroby lesních štěpek. VŠZ Praha a Ústav aplikované ekologie a ekotechniky. 1991. 132 stran.
Alexandr, P.: Forenzní ekotechnika: les a dřeviny. Vybrané části kapitol 1. (část), 2. (část), 3. (část) a kompletní kapitola 7. Přednáška, specializační studium technického znalectví v oboru „Oceňování nemovitostí 37/N. VÚT v Brně – Ústav soudního inženýrství. Prosinec 2007.75 stran.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MSoI Master's

    branch REI , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

E-learning texts

Holušová, K., Vybrané statě pro studium forenzní ekotechniky: les a dřeviny, VUT v Brně 2012, ISBN: 978-80-214-4561-1 (cs)