6 ECTS Padua Year 1 Semester 2 Elective Environmental sciences
The course aims at presenting, critically discussing and implementing the regulatory framework of international and European regulations to planning, management, and assessment of protected areas.
The course is based on the following modules:
- Regulatory framework, objectives and implementation of nature protection regulations: sources of interpretation, definitions, conservation, management, appropriate assessment, information and research;
- Relationships between the nature protection regulations;
- Monitoring of the protected area network;
- Assessment of conservation status of species and habitat. The management planning of protected sites;
- Application of requirements to forest management and planning;
- European Union habitats distribution modelling and assessment in the field.
At the end of the course attending students will be able to apply the regulatory framework of international and European regulations to planning, management, and assessment of protected areas.
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching includes indoor and outdoor lectures and laboratories. The indoor lectures make use of digital presentations and videos. Moreover, several scientific and technical papers will be discussed. Teaching materials used in class and additional readings and media made available through the e-learning Moodle platform of the School.
Type of assessment
- Oral presentation
Oral exam aimed at testing:
a) knowledge of relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks;
b) ability to apply theoretical/conceptual understandings to a given question;
c) ability to structure and organize material in a time constrained situation/environment;
d) ability to present ideas/opinions coherently with reference to models and frameworks as appropriate.
- Location : Padua
- ECTS granting : University of Padua
- Organisation : University of Padua