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Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Insegnamento
INSECT ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
AVP4061258, A.A. 2017/18

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2017/18

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2017)
AV2091, ordinamento 2017/18, A.A. 2017/18
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Curriculum FOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT [001LE]
Crediti formativi 6.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese INSECT ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
Sito della struttura didattica http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali (TeSAF)
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)

Docenti
Responsabile ANDREA BATTISTI AGR/11

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline forestali ed ambientali AGR/11 6.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Secondo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
ESERCITAZIONE 1.0 8 17.0 Nessun turno
LABORATORIO 1.0 8 17.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 4.0 32 68.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 26/02/2018
Fine attività didattiche 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: Basic knowledge of ecology and entomology.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of insect ecology, with particular interest for the species causing epidemics in the alpine and Mediterranean forests. The insect-plant relationships and the tritrophic relationships with the natural enemies will be explored. Possible applications to the integrated pest management of key species in forest ecosystems will be considered. The role of climate change and invasive species will be addressed.
Modalita' di esame: The exam will consist of written reports and exercises on the laboratory/field activities done during the course as well as of an oral presentation on a subject agreed with the teacher.
Criteri di valutazione: The assessment of the student will be carried out based on the general understanding of both theoretical and practical subjects.
Contenuti: Insect abundance and distribution: species-area relationships. Diversity of forest insects in relation to tree species, feeding guilds, and to the history of forest stands.
Classification of the outbreaks and related examples. Population dynamics: demographic growth versus mortality. Population cycles in different types of forest ecosystems.
Ecological factors affecting the populations of forest insects. Effects of climate and temperature, including climate change. Mechanisms of resistance developed by the host plants and adaptations of the insects. Role of competition and of natural enemies in population regulation.
Principles of integrated pest managements based on the knowledge of the insect ecology. Prevention, direct and indirect control, economic assessment of costs and benefits of IPM in forestry.
Relationships between climate change, range expansion and insect population dynamics.
Invasive species in forestry: definitions, concepts, and applications.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The course will include 32 hours of theoretical teaching as well as 16 hours of practical work, done in both the laboratory and in the field. One or two seminars by visiting scientists will be also planned.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php
The students may contact the teacher through the forum available on the Moodle platform or by e mailing andrea.battisti@unipd.it
Testi di riferimento:
  • Wainhouse D, Ecological methods in forest pest management.. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Speight M., Hunter M., Watt A., Ecology of Insects. Concepts and Applications.. London: Blackwell, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo