Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
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Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
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Lesson (48 hours)

Knowledge of Vertebrate Zoology, general Ecology and Eco-ethology aimed to taxonomic determinations and the different ways of species - habitat interactions. Finally, it is necessary understanding of the English language to be used for reading publications, scientific texts and specific manuals.

Final Examination: 
Voto Finale

The course provides knowledge on historical trends, purpose of wildlife management and basic concepts as interpretation keys of the role of wildlife management in respect of the modification of habitats and structuring of ecological networks.

Evolution, fundamentals and objectives of the conservation of biological communities and biodiversity

Biodiversity conservation

Analysis and conservation (protection and management) of biological communities and biodiversity
Values ​​of biodiversity
Loss of biodiversity sub-alpha (Reduction of genetic variability) and small populations
Effective size of the populations
Heterozygosity, fitness and inbreeding depression
minimum viable population (MVP), metapopulation and population viability analysis (PVA)
Conservation strategies in protected areas (parks and reserves)

Criteria for identification and classification types to international, national and regional
national and regional laws on protected areas and international regulations on environmental conservation and wildlife
The hunting and control in the field of wildlife management

Technical and scientific aspects for wildlife and hunting area planning
Regulatory aspects in the context of wildlife-hunting
Conservation and management of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates populations

General principles, techniques and purpose
Management, technical detection, monitoring
conservation issues
Directive 79/409 EEC (Conservation of wild birds) and Directive 92/43 EEC (Conservation of natural habitats ...) - Natura 2000 Network
Sites of Community Importance
Special Protection Areas
Strategic Environmental Assessment
Evaluation of incidence studies
management strategies of different species of ungulates

Instrumental and theoretical aspects of the investigation of wildlife

Critical analysis and planning of input actions
Protocols and models of environmental assessment of the territory
Invasive species and the impact on biodiversity
Ecological networks and the conservation of ecosystem function
Conservation and communication: the perception of the fauna and the impact on management
CITES and the influence of the trade of animals on the conservation and management of species.

Conservation Biology for All ( N.S. Sodhi & P.R.Ehrlich, 2010)

Lecture notes and slides (pdf format) as well as any other teaching aids made ​​available to the student by the teacher (published on Insubria e-learning web site) .