BOTANY APPLIED TO BIOLOGICAL MONITORING MOD. 2

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Code
95364
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9016 Biological monitoring (LM-6) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Biological monitoring)
semester
Annual

OVERVIEW

The course addresses different aspects of applied botany with particular reference to bioremediation

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The lectures aims at providing i) the basic knowledge on biological monitoring by means of vegetal organisms and fungi; ii) phyto- mycoremediation techniques, iii) stabilization  approaches. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The lectures aims at providing i) the basic knowledge on biological monitoring by means of vegetal organisms and fungi; ii) phyto- mycoremediation techniques, iii) stabilization  approaches.

Students may acquire expertise for coordinating his work with other professional figures (geologists, chemists, naturalists, engineers ...) involved in environmental issues to address and solve problems with a multidisciplinary approach.

 

TEACHING METHODS

frontal lectures. Laboratory exercises.

 

Recommended Reading/Bibliography:

Handouts by the lecturer available through the course portal on aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Basic knowledge on fungal biology and ecology, systematics of main taxa. Plants and fungi: interactions with environmental compartments and other organisms.

Responses to stimuli and adversities. Tolerance and resistance mechanisms. Plants and fungi as bioindicators.

Main vegetal organisms and fungi for biomonitoring of water, soil, and air. Response to contaminants: exclusion, tolerance, accumulation and hyperaccumulation. Phytoremediation e Mycoremediation.

Monitoring of the fungal component on specific substrates, such as human artifacts and human corpses (forensic mycology). Applications: in vitro, mesocosms, bioreactors. Case study: Libiola (GE) abandoned mine, a multidisciplinary approach.

Exercises in laboratory: ecotoxicological tests with plants and fungal organisms. Techniques for monitoring, isolation of vital fungal strains.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Office hours for students: in the instructor’s office, after the lectures or by appointment 

Exam Board

LUIGI MINUTO (President)

MIRCA ZOTTI (President)

LAURA CORNARA

SIMONE DI PIAZZA

MAURO MARIOTTI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

frontal lectures. Laboratory exercises.

 

Recommended Reading/Bibliography:

Handouts by the lecturer available through the course portal on aulaweb

LESSONS START

March 1st, 2018

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

oral

ASSESSMENT METHODS

the oral exam is aimed at checking the knowledge acquired by the student as regards issues treated during the lectures

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
29/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2018 11:30 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2018 11:30 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2018 11:30 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2018 11:30 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2018 11:30 GENOVA Orale
18/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
20/09/2018 11:30 GENOVA Orale
26/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale