MARINE LANDSCAPE GEOMORPHOLOGY

MARINE LANDSCAPE GEOMORPHOLOGY

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Code
94748
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 10723 MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (LM-75) GENOVA
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY)
modules
This unit is composed by:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge useful for the training of experts in Marine Biology and Marine Environmental Sciences, both in the research and in the applicative field. The multidisciplinary approach, in line with the European directives (e.g., Marine Strategy), allows facing with a new vision the main topics of the marine environment, allowing an analysis and an integrated assessment of the biotic and abiotic components, thus allowing to better understand the mechanisms that govern natural marine systems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the knowledge necessary to describe and understand the marine environment, both in the biological component and in the physical one. The training course includes the application of the principles and methods of landscape ecology and geomorphology, the latter aimed at understanding the natural mechanisms that condition and control marine biocoenoses. Particular emphasis will be placed on the characterization of the coastal marine environment and on priority habitats. The course is divided into two modules: Marine Seascape Ecology, Marine Bio-Geomorphology.

PREREQUISITES

No specific requirements are needed.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students are received by appointment, agreed directly with the teacher by telephone (0103538065), by email (monica.montefalcone@unige.it) or via Aulaweb.

Ricevimento: The students are able to book an appointment by phone, by mail or by aulaweb

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is made separately for the two modules. The exam consists of an oral test.
For both modules, the oral exam consists of questions asked by the teacher on topics covered during the course.
The exam is passed if the student has obtained an evaluation greater than or equal to 18 in both modules. The final evaluation will be the average of the score obtained in each module.

Assessment methods

Details on how to prepare for the exam and the learning level required for each topic will be provided at the beginning of the course and confirmed during the classes and exercises.


Marine seascape ecology module:
Written questionnaires (optional) and an oral exam starting from the critical report on a scientific article (available on Aulaweb). The exam is aimed at assessing the ability to understand a scientific text dealing with marine seascape ecology and to elaborate seascape information based on the knowledge of the fundamentals of the subject, the propensity to link the various topics, and the understanding of the applied aspects.


Bio-geomorphology module:
The oral exam will focus on the topics covered during the lectures and will aim to assess the achievement of the appropriate level of knowledge, the ability to use the theoretical concepts for the study of the marine system, if the student has acquired the ability to apply the theoretical notions to real situations. The ability to present the topics clearly and with correct terminology will also be evaluated.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/02/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/02/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
26/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
03/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
17/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
17/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
27/01/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
27/01/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/02/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
30/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
04/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
18/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale