LACUSTRINE ENVIRONMENT: KNOWLEDGE AND ENHANCEMENT

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in SCIENZE E TECNICHE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2019/2020
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
8
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
64
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (64 hours)
Requirements: 

Basic knowledge of scientific courses in the three-year course.

Final Examination: 
Orale

Written exam at the end of the course.
Three questions.
10 points for each question.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

In the present course the different kind of lake ecosystems are presented, highlighting the different interactions between organisms and their habitats. The aspect of the relationship between quality and quantity of available water for human purpose is also discussed.
The course aims to provide the basic elements to understand the interactions between abiotic and biotic factors that include the structure of the different lake ecosystems. This aspect represents the basis for the correct management of ecosystem values in the light of the European regulations in force.
The student at the end of the lectures will be able to discuss how anthropic activities can be negative on aquatic ecosystems, bringing back different lakes and their enhancement with concrete examples. The student will have to know the methodologies of study of the biotic and abiotic components of the lakes, the prevention criteria and the regulatory tools for a better management and protection of freshwater ecosystems
Elements of promotion, communication and enhancement of lake environments.
Water sources:
media, social and ecological aspects.

Freshwater ecosystems: lakes
chemical-physical characteristics
biotic characteristics
trophic chains (16 hours)
Quality and quantity of freshwater (4 hours)
Study cases (Lago Maggiore, Lago di Varese, Lago di Como, Lago di Garda e minor lakes) (10 hours)
Assessment, knowledge and valorization of water (4 hours)
Evaluation and critical analysis of the rehabilitation and assessment proposals for the Lake of Varese by local authorities and stakeholders (10 hours)
Analysis of issues related to water resources and their ecological and social implications (20 hours)

Freshwater ecosystem: lakes
chemical-physical characteristics, pH, temperature, termic matters
biotic characteristics: phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish, benthos.
trophic chains and SIA analysis
quality and quantity of freshwater: italian and other cases
Study cases
Lago Maggiore and its contamination, Lago di Varese and eutrophication, Lago di Como, Lago di Garda e minor lakes Assessment, knowledge and valorization of water

Ecologia delle acque interne. Bettinetti, Crosa, Galassi, CittàStudi Ed
L’Ecologia dell’Antropocene. Galassi S. Aracne editrice

Slides on e-learning .pdf
other materials given by professor during lectures

Convenzionale

Lectures at the university with the help of some technological devices

Meeting by appointment via e-mail roberta.bettinetti@uninsubria.it

Professors