CODE 95070 ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022 CREDITS 5 cfu anno 1 10589 (LM-60) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/02 LANGUAGE Italian TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER Annual MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di: RILEVAMENTO, CARTOGRAFIA E MONITORAGGIO DI FLORA E VEGETAZIONE TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB AIMS AND CONTENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Knowledge and understanding - The course has the following learning goals: a) acquisition of the bases for the study of flora and habitat for environmental monitoring through different methods; b) basic elements of GIS cartography and its application for floristic cartography; c) different methods of environmental monitoring. Competences and skills - Specifically, the student will be able to: a) acquire the capability to make up a flora; b) apply different monitoring methods for different taxonomical group of plants; c) distinguish the main endemic and exotic species of an area; d) perform a GIS floristic cartography of an area; e) perform a floristic investigation according to national and international requisites and procedures; f) perform and apply a IBMR index in river environments. AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES Knowledge and understanding The course has the following learning goals: acquisition of the bases for the study of flora and habitat for environmental monitoring through different methods. basic elements of GIS cartography and its application for floristic cartography. different methods of environmental monitoring. Competences and skills Specifically, the student will be able to: acquire the capability to make up a flora apply different monitoring methods for different taxonomical group of plants distinguish the main endemic and exotic species of an area perform a GIS floristic cartography of an area perform a floristic investigation according to national and international requisites and procedures perform and apply a IBMR index in river environments TEACHING METHODS Frontal lessons (32 h) On the field visits and exercises with identification, inventory and tracking activities (16 h). For the first semester, the lessons will be carried out in presence if possible, guaranteeing in any case the online fruition of the lessons, throughout synchronous or asynchronous video recording. The laboratory activities will be organized if possible in presence, possibly with several small groups. All at presence activities will be carried out in compliance with the capacity limits of the classrooms/laboratories and maintaining the minimum distance among students, as provided for by the regulations in force following the COVID19 emergency. Please refer to the AulaWeb platform for any specific updates to the teaching due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation. SYLLABUS/CONTENT The course will deal with the following main argument: Flora Description of flora. Characteristics of a flora. How floras and sources of information are presented. Floristic cartography. Red lists and the definition of a standard method. What is biodiversity and why to monitor General environmental monitoring. Why monitor biodiversity. Examples of species monitoring. Detection for monitoring. Genetic biodiversity: how to sample, phylogenetic diversity, relations between entities in a territory, phytogeography of proximate entities and populations. Monitoring regulations and bodies responsible for its implementation. Why to conserve biodiversity. How to conserve biodiversity. Ex situ germplasm conservation GIS methods and cartography What is cartography and what is GIS. Examples of GIS maps. Use of Qgis and its applications for floristic and vegetational cartography. Practical test applications. Flora detection techniques Bryophytes, Fungi and Lichens, vascular species. Detection of aquatic macrophytes. Use of indexes for the evaluation of macrophytes as an expression of the state of conservation of water courses. RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY A copy of the slides projected during the lectures is available on AulaWEB at the site https://2020.aulaweb.unige.it TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD GABRIELE CASAZZA Ricevimento: Students are received after booking an appointment by telephone or e-mail. Exam Board MAURO MARIOTTI (President) LUIGI MINUTO GABRIELE CASAZZA (President Substitute) MIRCA ZOTTI (President Substitute) LAURA CORNARA (Substitute) LESSONS LESSONS START The lessons of the first semester will start from September 23, 2020, and they will be completed by January 16, 2021. The lessons of the second semester will start from February 16, 2021 and will end by June 11, 2021. Refer to the detailed timetable below link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/ Class schedule DETECTION, MAPPING AND MONITORING OF FLORA AND VEGETATION EXAMS EXAM DESCRIPTION The final exam will be oral on the complete program of the course (Module 1), and it will constitute the 50% of the final vote. Partial grades are valid for the current academic year. Please refer to the AulaWeb platform for any specific updates to the teaching due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation. ASSESSMENT METHODS The exam is aimed at assessing the knowledge of the fundamental elements of the subject, the ability to link the various topics and the mastery of the application aspects Exam schedule Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note 25/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento 08/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento 06/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento 20/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento 04/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento 02/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento FURTHER INFORMATION Frequency strongly recommended. Regular attendance is strongly recommended especially for field exercises. Students will have to provide adequate clothing for excursions (boots).