RUDIMENTS OF ECOLOGY FOR RESTORATION

Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
FONDAMENTI DI ECOLOGIA PER IL RESTAURO
Course code
CM0377 (AF:233774 AR:145126)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
BIO/07
Period
1st Semester
Course year
2
Where
VENEZIA
The course deals with the main ecological principles at the basisi of the sustainability, and focuses on the sharing of a common language among different disciplines. The aim is to indentify the key ecological elements that could be useful within the context of conservation/restoration of natual and historical heritage.
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The first part of the course will focus on the basic ecological concepts, as:
the physical environment and its spatial and temporal variations;
biodiversity and evolutionary dynamics;
community structure and assemblage rules;
energy flows across ecosystem;
resilience and resistance;
lanscape ecology priciples.
The second part will deal with the application of ecological concepts within the conservation/restoration context:
population dynamics and dangerous species;
habitat and artifacts within the ecological concepts;
landscape ecology in practice;
biodeterioration and bioremediation.
In the third part, students will be engaged in the analysis of a case study within the context of the integrated sustainability pespective.
Smith Thomas M.; Smith Robert L. Elementi di ecologia. Editore Pearson Education Italia (collana Benjamin Cummings)

Chelazzi G., Provini A., Santini G. Ecologia. Dagli organismi agli ecosistemi. Editore: CEA

Cunningham William P., Cunningham M. Ann, Saigo Barbara W. Fondamenti di ecologia. AA cura di: Basset A., Rossi L. Editore: McGraw-Hill Companies
written
group discussione and final exam
Frontal teaching anf groups discussion
Italian
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 6
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
Last update of the programme: 02/10/2017