831170 Wood biology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Rosner, Sabine
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


overview: which wood grows in Austria?
wood formation
anatomy of the cell wall
secondary growth
functional anatomy of the annual ring
hydraulic functioning
biological optimization within trees
reasons for defects in wood
defense reactions

Previous knowledge expected

common botany (Allgmeine Botanik)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The general biological understanding of wood has to be awoken and deepened. The fundamental knowledge of the primary and secondary structure in plants are the supposition. A very important point are the developmental aspects from the meristem to the whole plant. Besides, the relation between structure and function should be shown and the reaction of wood to environmental factors, wound, stress, and so on are demonstrated. Moreover, it is shown how to combine fundamental knowledge with practical doing.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.