Course code PHG316

PHG316 Urban Greening and Landscape Management

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Per Anker Pedersen
Teachers: Line Rosef, Trond Børresen, Eva Vike
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

Engelsk: This course will only be given if students with "grøntmiljø"or a minimum of five students register. Maximum 20 students can participate.

Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p>See comments</p><p><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:

Engelsk: Master´s degree students in Plant Science or Landscape Architecture and Bachelor´s degree students in Plant Science and Landscape Ingeneering.

Course contents:

Engelsk:Vegetation analysis and management of vegetation in different types of green areas. A term paper based on field registrations is made by the student. Revegetation and restoration of degraded land. Alien and invasive species. Vegetation in the cultural landscape. Establishment and maintenance of grass areas for sport arenas. Vegetation and pollution. Soil, erosion and water relationship. Climatic adaption and selection of landscape plants. Tree physiology, tree care and wood anatomy. Diagnosis and assessment. Quality control in green areas.

Learning outcome:

Engelsk:Students will gain a broad insight into critical factors in achieving good green areas, for recreational, environmental or aesthetic purposes. Students will understand how environmental conditions and maintenance affects the development and quality of the vegetation. In restoration of degraded areas they should be able to have an ecological approach an know the problems related to alien and invasive plant species. The students will gain detailed knowledge of establisment,maintenance procedures and function of specific vegetation elements an kind of areas. The students are to be able to use this knowledge in diagnosing, evaluation and planning of maintenance programmes for green areas. They will be aware of the roles of different kinds of professionals in landscape management and acquire a greater respect for their own and other scientific areas through an interdisciplinary approach. They may realize the interaction between theory and pratice and be focused on when additional competance should be involved.

Learning activities:

Engelsk: Lectures, term paper, excursions and demonstrations. The lectures are characterized by interaction with the students trough discussions and dialogs. The students writes a report based on field studies and presents the work to the other students.

Teaching support:

Engelsk:The syllabus will vary somewhat from one year to the next. Therefore there may be changes in the reading list. Presentations/demonstrations related to excursions, exercises and guest lectures. Compendiums and articles. Topical books will be made available.

Engelsk: PHG113 and JORD160 or similar, PHG213, PHG215 (PHG214).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Engelsk: Term paper and presentation. Excursions, demonstrations and exercises.


Engelsk: oral exam counts for 4/5 and term paper for 1/5.

Nominal workload:

300 hours

Entrance requirements:

Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)

Reduction of credits:
Type of course:

Engelsk: Approx. 45 h lectures and 30 h demonstrations, exercises and excursions


 Possibly the teaching frequency will be altered to every second year. If so the teaching may be canceled in 2015.

Engelsk:The external examiner knows the syllabus and can comment on the content. The examiner will assess the oral exam.

Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått