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SC01122526, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IF0320, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge LUCA MAZZON AGR/11

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/11 General and Applied Entomology 8.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 24 26.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2017 30/11/2020 MAZZON LUCA (Presidente)
FACCOLI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
MARINI LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
MORI NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of animal biology and chemistry are required
Target skills and knowledge: The main objectives of the course include the acquisition of information on monitoring and definition of biological, chemical or integrated pest management strategies. Knowledge about the impact of insecticides on the environment.
Examination methods: The examination consists of an oral discussion and the identification of insects treated during the course. The questions cover the entire program and will be aimed at assessing the knowledge gained and the ability to solve problems.
Assessment criteria: The overall assessment of the student is based on the following criteria:
- Knowledge of the course contents
- Understanding, organization and application of the acquired knowledge
- Ability to integrate the acquired knowledge with related scientific matters
- Knowledge and use of appropriate specific languages
- Ability to expose clearly and with use of scientific language
Course unit contents: Insect Biodiversity and Evolution.
Functional morphology and anatomy of insects and mites.
Behaviour and reproduction in insects; post-embryonic development and biological cycles.
Insect classification and evolution.
Insect outbreaks, insect and abiotic and biotic environment.
Beneficial and harmful insects; biology, ecology and behaviour of harmful insects
Biological control; predators and parasitoids; microbial agents and nematodes.
Integrated Pest Management in agro-ecosystems
Sampling and monitoring.
Biotechnology for insect pest control.
Chemical control, insecticides, nomenclature, mode of action, synergists, formulations, repellents and attractants; environmental toxicology of insecticides
The management of phytosanitary defence in public and private areas.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will be conducted through lectures supplemented by scientific seminars and field works.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study material is the copy of the slides used during the lessons, which will be provided online:
The teacher is always available to students by e-mail ( for any clarification and insight.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Pennacchio, Francesco; Mancini, Donato, Gli insetti e il loro controllo. Napoli: Liguori, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gullan, Penny J.; Cranston, Peter S., Lineamenti di entomologia. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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