Scheda Insegnamento: Phytotechnologies for remediation and improvement of urban environment A.A. 2017/2018
  • Corso di Laurea: SCIENZE FORESTALI E AMBIENTALI (LM-73)
  • Codice: 17122
  • Crediti: 12
  • Anno Off. Formativa: 2017/2018
  • Anno di Corso: 2
  • Erogazione: I semestre
  • Docente:PAOLO DE ANGELIS

Modulo : 1 Cfu(6)

Programma

OBJECTIVES:
Provide the basic elements of plant-environment interactions, as necessary knowledge to use the plant processes (phytotechnologies) to reduce the impact of the urban environment on soil and water resources. Provide examples and create capacity of design and managing phytotechnologies in urban areas.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
knowledge and understanding
• A scientific based knowledge and understanding of the acclimation and adaptation of plant traits as response to the environmental conditions.
• An updated knowledge and understanding of the environmental drivers of carbon, water and nutrient cycles in plants.
• A basic knowledge and understanding of Urban Green Infrastructures

applying knowledge and understanding
- defining proper strategies and plans to improve the resilience of the urban areas using green infrastructure, also in a context of climate changes
- design phyto-technological systems to improve soil and water quality in polluted areas
- defining monitoring plans to support the management of green infrastructures

making judgements
- analyse the results of survey and monitoring activities, providing scientific supported interpretation of the most probable cause-effects relationships
- interpret results of trials and pilot systems for the management or the re-establishments of green infrastructures

communication skills
- writes reports and prepares oral presentations on different subjects at professional and wide information levels
- explain proposed solutions to specific management questions in a multidisciplinary context
- presenting results of testing and experimental activities in scientific contexts

learning skills
- reading and understanding the international scientific literatures in the sector of urban green infrastructures and environmental pollution and remediation
- new methods and tools for the design of green infrastructures

PROGRAMME TOPICS
• Morphologic and functional features of the main organs of plants and trees
• Plants and microclimate: basic elements
• Environmental drivers of transpiration and plant water relations
• Environmental drivers of photosynthesis and carbon allocation
• Impact of urban areas on soil and water contamination
• Application of phytotechnologies for soil remediation
• Application of phytotechnologies for storm water management
• Site assessments, project design and monitoring
• Other multipurpose green infrastructures
• Analysis of case studies

Testi consigliati

Thomas P. Trees: their natural history. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Jones H.G. Plants and Microclimate. Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Schulze E.D., Beck E., Muller-Hohenstein K.. Plant Ecology. Springer, Berlin – Heidelberg, 2005.
Hans Lambers, F. Stuart Chapin III, Thijs L. Pons. Plant Physiological Ecology. Second Edition. Springer 2008.
A.A. Ansari, S.S. Gill, R. Gill, G.R. Lanza, L. Newman (Eds.) Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants, Volume 1. Springer 2015
A.A. Ansari, S.S. Gill, R. Gill, G.R. Lanza, L. Newman (Eds.) Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants, Volume 2. Springer 2015

Specific Technical documents & Scientific papers will be suggested during the course

Propedeuticità

Suggested prerequisites: Botany, Chemistry, Urban Ecology,

Frequenza

Facoltativa

Metodologia didattica

Ore lezione: 40

Valutazione del profitto

Prova orale

Descrizione dei metodi di accertamento

ASSESSMENT Course requirements include laboratory exercises, class presentation and a final oral examination. For the oral examination the student has to present a phytotechnology design selected from the international literature, discussing the main plant processes involved in its functioning. Furthermore, the commission will ask questions to evaluate the acquired competence of the student according to the programme of the course.

Luogo lezioni

Orario lezioni

Comunicazioni

Dal lunedì al venerdì nelle seguenti fasce orarie:
10:30 - 13:00 Studenti corso di laurea, informazioni al pubblico sui corsi di studio
15:30 - 18:00 Studenti di laurea magistrale, Tesisti, Dottorandi
Per studenti lavoratori o fuori sede si prega di voler concordare un appuntamento via e-mail, con alcuni giorni di anticipo (disponibile anche nel tardo pomeriggio).

Normally, from Monday to Friday according to the following time organisation:
- 10:30 - 13:00 MSc students for general information about the course & other administrative issues
- 15:30 - 18:00 MSc & PhD students following one of my course or working in the Ecophys Lab, for additional explanations about lectures topics or thesis work



  • Corso di Laurea: SCIENZE FORESTALI E AMBIENTALI (LM-73)
  • Codice: 17122
  • Crediti: 12
  • Anno Off. Formativa: 2017/2018
  • Anno di Corso: 2
  • Erogazione: II semestre
  • Docente:CARLO CALFAPIETRA

Modulo : 2 Cfu(6)

Programma

Testi consigliati

Propedeuticità

Frequenza

Facoltativa

Metodologia didattica

Ore lezione: 40

Valutazione del profitto

[Prova non definita]

Descrizione dei metodi di accertamento

Luogo lezioni

Orario lezioni

Comunicazioni

Il prof. Carlo Calfapietra riceve gli studenti su appuntamento. Si prega di rivolgersi all'indirizzo carlo.calfapietra@ibaf.cnr.it