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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGO2044474, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0059, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FOREST ZOOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
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 MASSIMO FACCOLI AGR/11

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/11 General and Applied Entomology 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 2
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 FACCOLI MASSIMO (Presidente)
BATTISTI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
DUSO CARLO (Supplente)
MAZZON LUCA (Supplente)
MORI NICOLA (Supplente)
8 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 FACCOLI MASSIMO (Presidente)
BATTISTI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
DUSO CARLO (Supplente)
MAZZON LUCA (Supplente)
MORI NICOLA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: The course requires basic knowledge of animal biology and forest ecology are required. The following exams should be useful as prerequisites:

Plant and animal biology
Forest Botany
Forest Ecology
Target skills and knowledge: The main aims of the course concern the acquisition of information about bio-ecology of forest animals in a context of forest protection and game management in mountain ecosystems.

The student acquires basic knowledge in the field of bio-ecology and systematics of the main groups of forest animals, with particular reference to insects and phytophagous vertebrates damaging the wood production and the conservation of forest habitats.

The student applies the knowledge of the animal biology and ecology of the animals to the forest environment of the temperate regions, in the framework of the forests and natural habitat protection.
Examination methods: The examination consists of a written test including photographic identification of animal species described during the course, to be done in 1 hour.
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: - bio-ecological classification of forest, montane and alpine fauna (1 CFU).

- pests affecting European forests (4 CFU).

- forest pests recently introduced to Italy; game species; study of freshwater fauna (1 CFU).
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 program can be studied on lecture notes and scientific texts (see reference texts), and specific identification manuals.

The teacher is always available to students by e-mail (massimo.faccoli(at) for any clarification and insight.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Andrea Battisti, Renzo de Battisti, Massimo Faccoli, Luigi Masutti, Paolo Paolucci & Fabio Stergulc, LINEAMENTI DI ZOOLOGIA FORESTALE. Padova: Padova University Press, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Massimo Faccoli, Scolitidi d'Europa: tipi, caratteristiche e riconoscimento dei sistemi riproduttivi. Verona: WBA Handbooks 5, 2015. 160 pp. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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