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ENVIRONMENTAL BOTANY

CODE 65798
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/03
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Sciences of architecture 8694 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • BOTANY APPLIED TO ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE 104752
    • Sciences of architecture 8694 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • BOTANY APPLIED TO ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE 104752
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    “Environmental botany” includes the study of plants distribution, their adaptive strategies, the use of resources, the interrelationships with the environment.  In particular it concerns wild plants as well as plants used in agriculture, forestry or with other ethnological interest. 

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Investigate themes concerning plant ecology and vegetation analysis, focusing on Ligurian environments. 
    The students will recognize the main ecological factors that influence the  life and the distribution of plants, as well as the complex relationships among plants and other forms of life.  Significant Italian vegetation types will be illustrated. Examples of possible applications to the profession of landscape architects will be pointed out during the lectures. 

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Analysis of ecological and botanical elements of a plant community. Concepts: plant community; population; physical environment; physiographic factors; edaphic factors; biological factors. European and Italian climatic regions. Phytoclimatology. Ombrothermic diagram. Evapotranspiration. Water deficit. Regionalization of climate data. 
    Soil and its evolution. Texture and porosity. Soil chemistry and nutrients. The organic component of the soil. Humus. pH. Water in the soil.
    Population. Variations over time. Structure of the population. Habitat. specific genetic diversity and diversity. spatial distribution. Ecotones.
    Forestry. Arboreal population. Developmental stages of the tree topsoil. Reforestation. Forms of forest governance. Particular types pollarding of historical interest.
    Concept of vegetation. Natural, potential and actual vegetation. Vegetation analysis. Vertical and horizontal structure. Physiognomical and phytosociological study of the vegetation.
    Primary and secondary successions. Vegetation dynamics. Paleoecology. 
    Main types of vegetation in Liguria:

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MAURO MARIOTTI (President)

    ENRICA ROCCOTIELLO

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    22th February 2017

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral examination