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a Ciclo Unico
Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Insegnamento
SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORESTRY
AVP7078878, A.A. 2018/19

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2018/19

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
AV2091, ordinamento 2017/18, A.A. 2018/19
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Curriculum FOREST AND NATURE FOR THE FUTURE [002LE]
Crediti formativi 6.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORESTRY
Sito della struttura didattica http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali (TeSAF)
Sito E-Learning https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-AV2091-002LE-2018-AVP7078878-N0
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)
Corso singolo È possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta È possibile utilizzare l'insegnamento come corso a libera scelta

Docenti
Responsabile MARIA HELENA DOMINGUES RAMOS

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
AFFINE/INTEGRATIVA Attività formative affini o integrative AGR/05 6.0

Organizzazione dell'insegnamento
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
didattica
assistita
Ore Studio
Individuale
ESERCITAZIONE 3.0 24 51.0
LEZIONE 3.0 24 51.0

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 01/10/2018
Fine attività didattiche 18/01/2019
Visualizza il calendario delle lezioni Lezioni 2019/20 Ord.2017

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
3 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 GATTO PAOLA (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
D'AGOSTINO VINCENZO (Supplente)
TAROLLI PAOLO (Supplente)
2 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 GATTO PAOLA (Presidente)
BORGA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
D'AGOSTINO VINCENZO (Supplente)
TAROLLI PAOLO (Supplente)
1 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 LAWRENCE ANNA (Presidente)
GATTO PAOLA (Membro Effettivo)
MASIERO MAURO (Supplente)
PETTENELLA DAVIDE MATTEO (Supplente)
SECCO LAURA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: None
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: This course aims to provide an introduction to applied hydrology and water resources management, with a particular attention to water prediction models (rainfall-runoff models) and the behaviour of catchments under change (i.e., impacts of changes such as afforestation or deforestation and climate change on water resources quantification and management). It covers the main processes in hydrological sciences, data processing in hydrology and modelling for water predictions in operational hydrology and applied research.
The course is built around a set of hydrological applications useful to society, particularly in the field of floods and drought. It includes role play games on the use of predictions to make decisions related to water and risk management in hydrology. Key concepts related to integrated water management are introduced: e.g., policy, governance, economic value, virtual water and trading, nature-based solutions for hydrometeorological risk reduction.
The course relies on lectures, interactive classroom activities and practical work on computer, where students will engage in model calibration and validation, and in the evaluation of model predictions.
Students will be able to understand how the modelling tools of applied hydrology are designed to capture the main hydrological processes. They will learn how models are calibrated and validated to provide water predictions for different applications and stakeholders’ needs. They will engage in model sensitivity analysis, with a focus on the role of forest recovery and/or climate (precipitation and temperature) changes.
Modalita' di esame: Class exercises, written report and oral presentation of a group project (2 students per group) on the impact of evolving watershed conditions (e.g., afforestation or deforestation, climate change) on the quantification of water resources.
Criteri di valutazione: The final mark will be the weighted average of 3 evaluation criteria:
1. Active participation in lectures and during class exercises (20%)
2. Written project presentation: ability to explore data and succinctly present modelling results (40%)
3. Oral project presentation: ability to share and discuss results with others (40%)
Contenuti: The specific topics of the course is: “Dynamic hydrology: water prediction and management in a changing world”
The course is organised in four modules:
1. Introduction to hydrology and hydrological processes: basic concepts and common misconceptions; key concepts in integrated water management.
2. Data and modelling: data collection and processing in hydrology; hydrological model conceptualization, building and setup.
3. Calibration and validation of hydrological models: main techniques and impact of modelling choices on predictions; making water-related management decisions based on model predictions
4. Understanding the behaviour of model predictions when catchments undergo land use or climate changes: group project work on sensitivity analysis (groups will work on different case studies and present their results to the class)
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The main topics are presented through lectures (ppt presentations). Learning methods comprise also exercises in class, readings and classroom discussions, and learning through role play games. Moreover, the group project work will include case-study analysis, as well as the discussion of results and knowledge sharing in class.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: PPT presentations and list of readings, including scientific papers, will be provided.
The airGRteaching package, free and open-source package dedicated to teaching hydrological modelling, will be used. It is available on all platforms (Linux, Mac OS & Windows) and provides a graphical interface to help students exploring data and model results without the need for programming skills. An introduction to and getting started with session on the package will be included in the course to facilitate the use of hydrological models in the group project work.
Testi di riferimento:
  • Maidment David R., Handbook of Hydrology. --: McGraw-Hill Inc., 1993. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dingman S. Lawrence, Physical Hydrology. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 2002. Second Edition 2002 Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, --. --: --, --. Additional short texts and references will be provided during the course