GLOBAL CHANGE AND FOREST ECOSYSTEMS

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

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MARCO CARRER

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 7


Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are requested (having attended the course of Ecology is advisable)
Examination methods: Written multiple choice test and oral presentation (according to the number of students).
Course unit contents: The climate system: i) the athmoshere, structure, composition, dynamics; ii) the other components; iii) the role of forests within the climate system
Causes of climate change: i) external and internal mechanisms; ii) time scales of changes
Defining the climate: i) instrumental vs proxi data; ii) Measurements vs reconstructions
Tracking the changes: i) paleo and contemporary climate changes; ii) climate models and future changes
Assessing the effects: i) physiological mechanisms; ii) acclimation; monitoring and managements; iii) the role of extreme climate events