Scheda Insegnamento: Forest ecophysiology A.A. 2017/2018
  • Corso di Laurea: SCIENZE FORESTALI E AMBIENTALI (LM-73)
  • Codice: 17926
  • Crediti: 6
  • Anno Off. Formativa: 2017/2018
  • Anno di Corso: 1
  • Erogazione: I semestre
  • Docente: PAOLO DE ANGELIS

Programma

Objectives:
To know basic elements and methods of forest ecophysiology and to gain familiarity with techniques and technologies currently being used and with the potential of quantitative methods for functional analyses of Mediterranean forest ecosystems.
Programme topics:
Morphologic and functional features of the main organs of forest trees: adaptation and acclimation
Growth and development of forest trees and responses to environmental factors and stresses
Tree architecture and microclimate within forest ecosystems
Transpiration and water stress
Photosynthesis and carbon cycle of forest ecosystems
Quantitative methods for forest ecophysiological analyses
Introduction to mathematical models for Mediterranean ecosystem analyses

Testi consigliati

Textbooks
Thomas P. Trees: their natural history. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Jones H.G. Plants and Microclimate. Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Kozlowski T. T. & Pallardy S.G. Physiology of woody plants. Second edition. Academic Press, 1997.
Schulze E.D., Beck E., Muller-Hohenstein K.. Plant Ecology. Springer, Berlin – Heidelberg, 2005.
Kozlowski T. T., Kramer P.J. & Pallardy S.G. The physiological ecology of woody plants. Academic Press, 1991.
Landsberg J.J. & Gower S.T. Applications of physiological ecology to forest management. Academic Press, 1997.
McDonald M.S. Photobiology of higher plants. Wiley, 2003.
Pugnaire F.I. & Vallardes F. Functional Plant Ecology – second edition. CRC Press, 2007.
Hans Lambers, F. Stuart Chapin III, Thijs L. Pons. Plant Physiological Ecology. Second Edition. Springer 2008.

Propedeuticità

Frequenza

Facoltativa

Metodologia didattica

Ore lezione: 40

Valutazione del profitto

Prova orale

Descrizione dei metodi di accertamento

Course requirements include laboratory exercises, class presentation and a final oral examination.
For the oral examination the student have to discuss a review selected from the international scientific literature, on a topic selected by the student and related to the scope of the course. Furthermore, the commission will ask questions to evaluate the acquired competence of the student according to the programme of the course.

Luogo lezioni

Via S. Camillo de Lellis, snc Viterbo Blocco aule da definire

Orario lezioni

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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 - 17:30 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).