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School of Science
NATURAL SCIENCE
Course unit
REGIONAL FLORA, VEGETATION AND FAUNA
SCN1032449, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
NATURAL SCIENCE
SC1178, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination REGIONAL FLORA, VEGETATION AND FAUNA
Website of the academic structure http://scienzenaturali.scienze.unipd.it/2018/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/biologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-SC1178-000ZZ-2018-SCN1032449-N0
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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 LUCIO BONATO BIO/05
Other lecturers MARIACRISTINA VILLANI 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/02 Systematic Botanics 6.0
Core courses BIO/05 Zoology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Annual
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 3.0 48 27.0 No turn
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 28/06/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 FLORA, VEGETAZIONE E FAUNA REGIONALI 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BONATO LUCIO (Presidente)
VILLANI MARIACRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
FUSCO GIUSEPPE (Supplente)
6 FLORA, VEGETAZIONE E FAUNA REGIONALI 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 BONATO LUCIO (Presidente)
VILLANI MARIACRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
FUSCO GIUSEPPE (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on:
- physical geography of North-Eastern Italy;
- ecology at the species, community and ecosystem levels;
- biological evolution;
- anatomy and development of Plants and Metazoans.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge to acquire: general knowledge on the fauna, flora and vegetation of the north-eastern Italian region, especially with respect to species composition, geographical variation in relation to environmental diversity and historical changes.
Abilities to develop: how to access available knowledge on fauna, flora and vegetation of an area; how to visit an area to search for, interpret and evaluate fauna, flora and vegetation; how to plan and implement educational and teaching tools and activities on the fauna, flora and vegetation of an area.
Contents and objectives will be declined in a methodological teaching perspective in order to develop specific skills for teaching.
Examination methods: Two oral examinations, one on the fauna, the other on the flora and vegetation, with the two teachers respectively. Each examination will comprise open questions on at least five issues selected by the teacher within the program, for a total of about half an hour. The definitive score will be the average of the scores obtained for the two examinations.
Assessment criteria: - acquired knowledge on the fauna, flora and vegetation of the North-Eastern Italian region;
- personal direct experience on the fauna, flora and vegetation, by means of field exploration and observations
- skills in rigorous thinking and critical evaluation
- appropriate terminology and clarity of language in communicating both in a technical-scientific context and a educational-teaching context
Course unit contents: Part of regional fauna:
taxonomic diversity, ecology, geographical and environmental distribution, state of knowledge of all major groups of animals that inhabit inland and coastal terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the North-Eastern part of the Italian region. In particular: birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, annelids, fish, butterflies, beetles, molluscs, crustaceans and other arthropods. Remarks on the historical origin of the fauna, the present situation and the on-going changes.
Part on regional flora and vegetation:
diversity, ecology, geographical and environmental distribution, state of knowledge of all major groups of plants and all main vegetation types in the terrestrial and aquatic habitats of the North-Eastern part of the Italian region. Remarks on the historical origin of the flora, the present situation and the active dynamics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - indoor lectures, with multimedial support, also provided in electronic form to the students;
- meetings with experts on particular groups of fauna or flora;
- excursions in the field, guided by experts, to introduce the students to the exploration and the direct discovery of the fauna, flora and vegetation, in representative sites and selected habitats, guided by teachers and experts.
Additional notes about suggested reading: No textbooks are known to be exhaustive and focused enough on the geographical scope of the course. Nevertheless, teachers will provide electronic teaching material and links to publications, documents and electronic resources available throrugh the web.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Action learning
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Portfolio

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

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