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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP7078902, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track FOREST AND NATURE FOR THE FUTURE [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination NATURA 2000 MANAGEMENT
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 TOMMASO SITZIA AGR/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/05 Forestry and Silviculture 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 SITZIA TOMMASO (Presidente)
PIVIDORI MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
2 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 SITZIA TOMMASO (Presidente)
PIVIDORI MARIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Previous knowledge of botany, ecology, and environmental law is recommended though not obligatory to attend the course.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course attending students will be able to apply the regulatory framework of European Habitats and Birds Directives to planning, management, and assessment of Natura 2000 sites.
Examination methods: Oral questions.
Assessment criteria: a) Knowledge of relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks; b) ability to apply theoretical/conceptual understandings to a given question; c) ability to structure and organise material in a time constrained situation/environment; d) ability to present ideas/opinions coherently with reference to models and frameworks as appropriate.
Course unit contents: Introduction. History of the Natura 2000 network. The biogeography of Natura 2000 network. Regulatory framework, objectives and implementation of the Habitats and Birds Directives: sources of interpretation, the preambles, definitions, conservation, management, appropriate assessment, protection, information and research. Relationships between the Habitats and the Birds Directives. Monitoring of the Natura 2000 network. Assessment of conservation status of species and habitat. Management planning of Natura 2000 sites. Application of Natura 2000 requirements to forest management and planning. European Union habitats distribution modelling and assessment in the field.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching includes: indoor and outdoor lectures and laboratories. The indoor lectures make use of digital presentations and videos. Moreover, several scientific and technical papers which deal with Natura 2000 and its application will be discussed.
Additional notes about suggested reading: A good preparation of the exame can be achieved by attending the lectures and by studying the course's slides. The preparation could be integrated through the field excursion, which is recommended, and through the documents whose links are provided in the slides.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • GIS, Natura 2000 viewer

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life Below Water Life on Land Partnerships for the Goals