NATURAL DISTURBANCES ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

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

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: EMANUELE LINGUA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Silviculture
Examination methods: Oral exam
Course unit contents: Disturbance ecology. Natural Disturbances: definitions, categories. Disturbance regimes. Disturbance analysis. Disturbances and biodiversity. Volcanoes, earthquakes. Landslides, rockfalls, avalanches, windthrows and snow breaks, gap dynamics. Forest fires. Fire Ecology. Forest fuels. Fire behavior. Firefighting. Fire management and planning. Post disturbance restoration.