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Scheda del Corso: Biological sciences for landscape and forest management Dipartimento DIBAF - A.A 2016/2017 (CFU 12)

Modulo : 1 Cfu(6)

Programma

Credit 1: Drivers of plant species richness in mountain and alpine environments. Keystone plant species: dominant, endemic and invasive taxa. The global warming effects on mountain plant diversity.

Credit 2: The European Directive 92/43/CEE and the mountain habitats of European Community Interest: diagnosis, distribution and human pressures.

Credit 3: Bio-monitoring techniques applied to plant species and habitats for the evaluation of the conservation status. Impacts of climate change on mountain biodiversity: the global observation network GLORIA.

Credit 4: Protected areas in mountain and alpine environments: nature conservation concrete actions and challenges.

Credit 5: Mountain biodiversity and habitat conservation in practice: study visits in protected areas.

Credit 6: Mountain biodiversity and habitat conservation in practice: fieldwork and mapping for the preparation of thematic maps of EC interest habitats in Natura 2000 network areas, activity performed in synergy with the course "Landscape ecology in mountain environments".

Testi consigliati

Selected chapters in:
Spehn E.M., Rudmann-Maurer K., Körner C., Mountain Biodiversity and Global Change. Publisher Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) of DIVERSITAS, University of Basel and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), 2010. http://www.mountainpartnership.org/publications/publication-detail/en/c/142439/
Blondel J. et al., The Mediterranean Region. Biological Diversity in Space and Time. Oxford University Press, 2010.
Nagy L. et al.(eds.). Alpine Biodiversity in Europe. Ecological Studies 167. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2003.
The European Directive 92/43/CEE: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/legislation/habitatsdirective/index_en.htm
The Italian interpretation Manual of habitats:http://sweb01.dbv.uniroma1.it/cirbfep/pubblicazioni/pdf/habitat_eng.pdf
National Biodiversity Strategy in Italy: http://sweb01.dbv.uniroma1.it/cirbfep/pubblicazioni/pdf/strategia_eng.pdf
Ecoregion conservation plan for the Alps: http://alpsknowhow.cipra.org/main_topics/protected_areas/PDFs/WWF_ecoregionconservationplanalps.pdf
Pauli H. et al., Recent Plant Diversity Changes on Europe's Mountain Summits. Science 336 (6079):353-355, 2012. http://www.gloria.ac.at/
Protected areas in Europe - an overview: http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/protected-areas-in-europe-2012http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/protected-areas-in-europe-2012

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Modulo : 2 Cfu(6)

Programma

Credit 1: Introduction. The problem of scale in ecology. The ecological phenomena occurring in space and time. Elements of geostatistical techniques and spatial data in landscape ecology. Elaboration and discussion of case studies in mointain environments.

Credit 2: Principles of landscape ecology. The landscape as a mosaic. The relationship between structure and function on the landscape. Landscape elements: patches, corridors and matrix. Habitat fragmentation and ecological processes at landscape scale (biodiversity, connectivity, ecosystem functioning).


Credit 3: Landscape change. Multitemporal analysis. Patterns of change. Markov chains. Some case of studies on mountain environments


Credit 4: The models in landscape ecology, utility models in landscape ecology. How to build spatial models. Neutral models, fractal models, NLMs (Neutral Landscape Models). Development and discussion of case studies in mountain ecosystems.

Credit 5: Landscape ecology and conservation biology, Gap analysis, ecological networks. Conservation planning algorithms (MARXANI) Elaboration and discussion of case studies in mountin ecosystmes.

Credit 6: GIS Lab. Preparation of thematic maps such as land cover, vegetation, habitats directive, habitat suitability for some Red List of Vertebrates in Mountain ecosystems. The GIS work carried out in the computer lab coordinates with the other courses of the Curriculum on Mountain Forests and Landscapes
The computer lab provides for the acquisition of concepts and management capabilities of GIS.ù

Testi consigliati

(Turner, Gardner, O'Neill, Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice: Pattern and Process, Springer Verlag (New York. 2003); (Gutzwiller, K. Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation. Springer Verlag (New York), 2002); (Forman R. T. T. Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions, Cambridge University press, 1995); (Bennett A. F Linkages in the landscape : The role of corridors and connectivity in Wildlife Conservation, IUCN, 1999).

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tuesday and friday
12:00 - 13:00

Classroom 3.
Dipartimento Agricoltura, Ambiente e Alimenti
Via de Sanctis
Campobasso
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