PRACTICES IN ECOLOGY

PRACTICES IN ECOLOGY

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Code
83951
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
3 credits during the 1st year of 9916 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (L-32) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Application of ecological theory to simple ecological investigations (real cases) to developping the capacity of understanding ecological problems and elaborating and rendering information useful for the study, characterization and management of ecosystems.

Teaching methods

Exercices are presented in the classroom, and their resolution is guided by the teacher.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Biocenotics: Lepidoptera in distinct vegetal associations. Climatology: climatograms and ombrothermograms. Ecological niche: bivalves in sandy bottoms. Models of population growth: 4 problems. Growth of the global human population. Trophic levels and pyramids: 3 problems. Computation of the trophic level of an organism. Qualitative reconstruction of a trophic web: a rocky shore community. Quantitative model of trophic web: shelf benthos. Phase diagram: prey-predator system. Spatial resilience: coastal terrigenous mud communities. Diversity measurement: indices of richness, dominance, diversity, and evenness. Species-area curve: soil arthropods. Indicator species: coastal terrigenous mud communities. K-dominance curves: coastal terrigenous mud communities. Spatial distribution: wild boars in La Spezia province. Taxonomic distinctness: Magra estuary. Confinement in paralic environments: Patria and Fusaro lagoons. Personal ecological footprint (web). Personal ecological footprint (test).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The texts of all exercices are available on AulaWeb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The reception of the students will be arranged directly with the teacher.

Exam Board

MARIACHIARA CHIANTORE (President)

MARIO PETRILLO

CRISTINA MISIC

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Exercices are presented in the classroom, and their resolution is guided by the teacher.

LESSONS START

The lessons of the first semester will start from September 23, 2019, and will be completed by January 17, 2020. The lessons of the second semester will start from February 17, 2020 and will be completed by June 12, 2020. Refer to the detailed timetable below link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

PRACTICES IN ECOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is integrated with "Principles of Ecology".

Assessment methods

Discussion of the resolution of the exercices and the commentary done individually by the student.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
17/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Frequency is recommended.