LABORATORY OF METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Stampa
Enrollment year
2017/2018
Academic year
2019/2020
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
BIO/13 (APPLIED BIOLOGY)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (01/03/2020 - 14/06/2020)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
72 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN TEST
Teacher
ASSINI SILVIA PAOLA (titolare) - 3 ECTS
DELLA ROCCA FRANCESCA - 3 ECTS
Prerequisites
Basic concepts of botanical classification and taxonomy.
Learning outcomes
To develop the capacity of applying the most adeguate methods in relation to the considered environmental issues.
Course contents
Module 1. The aim of the course is describing methods of analysis and evaluation of the environmental quality, using plant species. Particularly, the following methods will be discussed:
lichen identification;
plant identification;
phenological analysis;
floristic analysis;
phytosociological analysis (relev├ęs, transects, permanent plots).
A part of the course will be dedicated to the analysis of plant groups which are indicators of particular environmental conditions, such as nemoral species, igrophilous and acquatic species, endemic species, nitrophilous species, invasive species. Part of the lessons will be conducted in the Botanical Garden or in other areas, to apply on the field the methodologies discussed in the classroom.

Module 2. A brief account of the history of Zoology, ancient classifications of animals from Aristotle and Linnaeus to the present day. Zoological nomenclature: functions and rules. Methods of specimen preservation in Zoology, dry and wet preservations. Models and waxworks for zoological education . Wunderkammern and naturalistic museums, dioramas and ecomuseums. Notions of museology and museography. Usage of dichotomic keys in systematic researches.
Identification of the main vertebrate and invertebrate groups with observation of preparates and living organisms. Visits to several museums and collections of Natural History. Exhibit criteria of animal collections for educational purposes.
Teaching methods
The course includes laboratory exercise and field excursions.
Reccomended or required readings
Ubaldi D., 2003. Flora, fitocenosi e ambienti (Elementi di Geobotanica e Fitosociologia). CLUEB, Bologna.
Cristea V., Gafta D., Pedrotti F., 2015. Fitosociologia. TEMI, Trent
Assessment methods
The constant presence is requested.
Written report about a topic discussed in class.
Further information
The constant presence is requested.
Written report about a topic discussed in class.
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030