LABORATORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSES - ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
bring the student to analyse and solve environmental problems that are multidisciplinary
Course contents summary
Analysis of ecosystems and ecosystem services. Conservation status of ecosystems. Change and drivers of change.
Analysis of local and regional study cases.
The ecological problems in the Po river basin: pressures, state and impacts, possible responses: ecological, environemntal and economical issues.
Uses, conflicts and sustainability of water resources: the system of the Mincio river and the lakes of Mantova.
Pressures, state and impacts in the lake Idro with multiple uses of water resources.
Analysis and management scenarios of aquatic vegetation in the small Lake Fimon which is subject to both touristic exploitation and nature conservation.
Aquaculture, quality and sustainability of ecosystem processes in a coastal lagoon: Sacca di Goro.
The management of mining activities in the river floodplains and ecological restoration of pit lakes.
Greening in agriculture wooded buffer strips, wetland buffer zones and rehabilitation of drainage canals.
reports and scientific papers provided by teacher
introductory lectures/seminars by teacher
student working groups
student workshop with reporting of working group results
review and synthesis by teacher
Assessment methods and criteria
the student will be evaluated trough the oral presentation given in the workshop