NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION
Biology - Ecology
Course contents summary
Parks, wildlife parks, oases and other protected areas: the Italian situation and prospects. General policy law on protected areas and other normative references in Italy and in Europe. Relations between ecology and economy: economic growth models, conservation and ''sustainable development''. Ecotourism. Planning and managerial methods for natural resources. The ''water'' resource. Introduction to landscape ecology.
Perturbing agents and anthropic pressure: preservation from degradation, protection of biodiversity, environmental monitoring. Agroecosystems: use of land and agricultural production, pesticides, fight against parasites, intercropping, gmo. Organic and biodynamic agriculture. Urbanized regions: city ''ecology'', urban pollution, transport of persons and goods. The ''leisure time'' resource. City and environmental safety
Energy, supply and demand. Comparison of renewable and non-renewable sources. Energy, environment and environmental risk in the light of the Kyoto protocol. Photovoltaic, wind and geothermal energy with study of applicative cases.
For references, updates and specific documentation: http:/ /ecologia.alturl.com/
CunninghamW.P. - Cunningham M.A. - Saigo B.W.7.a Ediz., 2004, 352 pp. - (McGraw-Hill)- http://www.ateneonline.it/cunningham/homeB.asp
Introduction - learn to learn
Chapter 5 - Nature conservation
Chapter 6 - Biodiversity
Chapter 11 - Traditional energy sources
Chapter 12 - Renewable energy sources
Chapter 14 - Urbanization and sustainable cities
Chapter 15 - What should be done then?Lecture notes will be made available during the course.
Classroom lectures with overhead projector slides and transparencies. Use of teaching material on videocassettes.
Multiple choice questionnaire or assessment by oral examination. Presentation of short papers drafted with presentation software (doc - pps - pdf - ...).