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PRACTICES IN ECOLOGY

CODE 83951
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9916 SCIENZE AMBIENTALI E NATURALI (L-32) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/07
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    The texts of the exercises are distributed in the classroom and are available in AulaWeb / Teams. The resolution of the exercises is guided by the teacher, who also provides suggestions for the development of a personal comment by the individual student.
    The distribution of the exercises can be altered (especially in relation to anti-COVID19 measures) and exercises will be carried out remotely and delivered to the teacher, through aulaweb.

    Please refer to the specific AulaWeb application for teaching for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Climatology: climatograms and shadow thermograms. Space distribution: wild boars in the province of La Spezia. Population growth models. World human population growth. Phase diagram: prey-predator system. Ecological niche: bivalves of the sands. Measurement of diversity: indices of wealth, dominance, diversity, and equity. Species area curve: soil arthropods. K-dominance curves: populations of coastal terrigenous mud. Biocenotica: Lepidoptera in different plant associations. Indicator species: populations of coastal terrigenous sludge. Trophic levels and food pyramids. Calculation of the trophic level of an organism. Qualitative reconstruction of trophic network: reef population. Quantitative model of trophic network: platform benthos. Spatial resilience: populations of coastal terrigenous sludge.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The texts of all exercices are available on AulaWeb/Teams.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARIACHIARA CHIANTORE (President)

    GINA DE LA FUENTE MANCEBO

    VALENTINA ASNAGHI (President Substitute)

    CRISTINA MISIC (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The lessons of the first semester will start from September 21, 2020, and will end by January 22, 2021. The lessons of the second semester will start from February 15, 2021 and will end by June 11, 2021. Consult detailed timetable at the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

    Class schedule

    PRACTICES IN ECOLOGY

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is integrated with "Principles of Ecology". Two points will be credited to those who deliver all the exercises, 1 to those who deliver them all less (up to) 3. The vote will be added to the vote of the oral part.

    Please refer to the specific AulaWeb application for teaching for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

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

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Frequency is recommended.