BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN FOREST

Second cycle degree in FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2017)

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: LORENZO MARINI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Examination methods: Written exam: MCQ and short answers (50%)
Practical: Individual project on a case study (30%)
Critical reading and discussion of scientific papers (20%)
Course unit contents: The course will provide the students with knowledge of the origin and distribution of biodiversity, methodologies to sample, measure and analyze biodiversity data, and the consequences of biodiversity loss on ecosystem functioning and society.
The course is divided in four units:
i. Biodiversity: definitions, sampling and data analysis
ii. Natural and anthropogenic drivers of biodiversity
iii. Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, and ecosystem services
iv. Conservation and mitigation measures