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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Course unit
MOUNTAIN FLUVIAL MORPHOLOGY AND STREAM RESTORATION
AGO2045196, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2014)
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track LAND AND FOREST CONSERVATION [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MOUNTAIN FLUVIAL MORPHOLOGY AND STREAM RESTORATION
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-AV2091-002LE-2016-AGO2045196-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LORENZO PICCO AGR/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/08 Agrarian Hydraulics and Hydraulic Forest Management 8.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Laboratory 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 PICCO LORENZO (Presidente)
D'AGOSTINO VINCENZO (Membro Effettivo)
BORGA MARCO (Supplente)
DALLA FONTANA GIANCARLO (Supplente)
GREGORETTI CARLO (Supplente)
LENZI MARIO ARISTIDE (Supplente)
TAROLLI PAOLO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basics on forest hydrology and GIS
Target skills and knowledge: The goals of the course are related to the comprehension of the characteristics, processes, and factors characterizing a watercourse to be able to better manage it and to define river restoration projects. Main topics will be related to:
1) Understanding the morphological characteristics of a river basin;
2) Characterizing the morphological unit of a mountain stream and a river, following its own development and morphodynamic;
3) Analyzing and quantifying the sediment dynamics along a water course (erosion, transport, deposition);
4) Detecting characteristics, role, dynamics and management of the riparian vegetation, fluvial islands, and fluvial wood;
5) Understanding the impact (direct and indirect) oh the human pressure on the water courses;
6) Defining river restoration activity.

The theory will be corroborated by the exemplification of study cases, video and imagines.
Examination methods: Examination methods:

- Written exam with open questions;
- Technical report on laboratory and field activities.
Assessment criteria: Assessment criteria:

- Written exam with open questions (70%);
- Technical report on laboratory and field activities (30%).

Both parts must reach at least 18/30.
Course unit contents: Course unit contents:

- Channel network ;
- Basin scale;
- Reach scale;
- Unit scale;
- Fluvial forms;
- Channel morphology;
- Morphology and morphodynamics;
- Riparian vegetation;
- Fluvial islands;
- In-channel wood;
- Aquatic and riparian communities;
- Sediment dynamics;
- Connectivity;
- Human pressure;
- River restoration.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Lessons in classroom and in the field (40),
laboratory activities (24 hours)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Additional notes about suggested reading:

Slides presented within the course are available.

Specific scientific publications will be available for each lesson.

Useful books as integration are:

- Rivers in the Landscape - Science and Management, ISBN: 1118414896, Author: Wohl(John Wiley)

- Stream and Watershed Restoration - A Guide to Restoring Riverine Processes and Habitats, ISBN: 1405199563, Author: Roni (John Wiley);

- Mountain Rivers Revisited, ISBN: 0875903231, Author: Wohl (John Wiley)

Attendance is not mandatory but encouraged.
Students will be received every day after e-mail agreement.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Roni P.; Beechie T., Stream and Watershed Restoration - A Guide to Restoring Riverine Processes and Habitats. --: Wiley, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4051-9956-8
  • Wohl E., Rivers in the Landscape - Science and Management. --: Wiley, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-118-41489-7
  • Wohl E., Mountain Rivers Revisited. --: Wiley, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-87590-323-1 Cerca nel catalogo