ECOLOGY

ECOLOGY

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Code
68571
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 9298 PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE (L/SNT4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The attendance and participation in the planned activities (lectures and in the laboratory) will allow the student to acquire the general knowledge of Ecology studies in order to deal with studies in the field of prevention techniques in the environment and in the workplace.
The acquired concepts, basic and advanced, will allow the student to better understand the environmental development and problems in order to support evaluation, planning, and processing activities, and the application of the necessary procedures to prevent risks and to defend both the environment and human health.  

 

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory activities. As activities are planned for the application of the acquired knowledge, practical and methodological activities, attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.
Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.                        
Laboratory exercises aim to apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the lectures in the classroom.
The lab activities  take place in specific classrooms of the DISTAV.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course program includes an analysis of the structure and functioning of ecological systems and the interactions and processes that exist between biotic and abiotic compartments. In particular, the following will be examined: the ecosystem, the energy flow and the material cycle in ecosystems, the physical environment, the acclimatization strategies and the adaptation of organisms to the environment; the dynamics and regulation of populations according to resources and biotic interactions; the structure and the space-time variations of the communities. Environmental and pollution problems will also be taken into consideration, also in relation to the regulations in force with a view to preventing risks, protecting the environment and human health.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All slides used during the lessons and other educational material will be available at the end of each cycle of lectures / laboratory exercises along with other bibliographic material in pdf format.
Recommended texts for further information:                 
Bullini, Virzo De Santo, Pignatti - Ecologia generale - Utet
Sadav, Hillis, Heller, Berenbaum Ecologia - Zanichelli

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students are received by appointment, arranged directly with the teacher by telephone or  by email.

Exam Board

MARIA LUISA CRISTINA (President)

MARINA SARTINI

FRANCESCO D'AGOSTINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory activities. As activities are planned for the application of the acquired knowledge, practical and methodological activities, attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.
Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.                        
Laboratory exercises aim to apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the lectures in the classroom.
The lab activities  take place in specific classrooms of the DISTAV.

LESSONS START

Lessons will start from 23 September 2019 and will end before 17th January 2020. For lessons starting date and timetable go to the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of a written test. The written test (open and multiple-choice test) is related to the topics and practical activities carried out during the lessons and the laboratory exercises.
Two exam dates will be available in the winter session (January-February) and four in the summer session (June, July, September)

Assessment methods

 Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of the required detail for each topic will be provided at the beginning of the course and confirmed during lectures and exercises.
The student must be able to integrate the knowledge acquired during the lectures with the skills acquired during the workshop activities in specific cases treated during the course.     

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular attendance at lectures and lab activities  is strongly recommended.