D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Agraria
A.A. A.A. 2016-2017
Credits 6
Hours 54
Period 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code LIB-LM-SAT FORESPA 5A075


Propaedeutic to this course basic knowledge of Systematic Botany and Forestry.

Development of the course

The teaching method is based on lectures using Power Point presentations (4 CFU), supplied in copies to the students, and practical exercises at the cartographic laboratory, along with essential educational tours in rural areas (2 CFU). The course is also given in e-learning using the Moodle platform. Within this platform are available: a) teaching materials exposed b) educational and integrative scientific material made available by the teacher (scientific articles, insights, dissertations, etc ..) c) exchange of materials.



Learning outcomes


Provide the basis for agro environmental analysis to acquire the knowledge and organization of plant biodiversity criteria through the interpretation of the flora, vegetation and plant landscape and for the identification of the most appropriate ways of reading and managing complexity territorial.

Applying knowledge and understanding

Main educational goal is the development of the student's ability to analyze the diversity of the plant landscape. Through theoretical activities and the student practices acquires the basics of creating a monitoring system of biodiversity and vegetation for use in measuring the overall environmental impact of all the factors that determine the local composition, including direct and indirect anthropogenic ones.


Ability to identify the mode of analysis, monitoring and environmental design through the application of policies relating to agro-environmental measures, the application of compulsory measures of new conditionality (greening) and those of agronomic management, forestry and livestock resulting from: criteria for the application of the EFAs, the identification of HNV Farmland, the management of areas and habitats of Natura 2000 network.


introductory aspects (1 CFU)

The agro-ecosystem as a system of ecosystems, current situation and recent changes in rural landscapes, the dynamism of the plant landscape, the vegetation series to natural and productive potential, system of indicators for environmental monitoring of agro-ecosystems.

Species and habitats of plant landscape Italian and European (3 CFU)

Analysis of species (and habitats that house) of Italian and European flora on the basis of the principal families, ordered according to the morphological evolutionary significance: pteridophytes, gymnosperms, angiosperms.

Problems of knowledge and environmental management (1 CFU)

Rural landscape and woodland remnants of Italian Adriatic coast;

Monitoring, maintenance and management of biodiversity.


Development of the examination

Methods of assessment of learning

Final assessment will focus on an oral interview and discussion on personal herbarium.

The student will prepare a herbarium, according to one of modes suggested addressing the description of morphological, ecological and management of the species belonging to a given taxonomic family.

Criteria for assessment of learning

The student, during the oral test, will have to prove: a) knowledge of biodiversity agro-based vegetation, b) knowledge of procedures for analyzing, monitoring and sustainable management in the field of agro environmental policies.

To pass the oral exam, the student must demonstrate an overall understanding of the content, set out sufficiently corrected with the use of appropriate technical terminology, and to be able to deal with deductive reasoning to enable it to implement appropriate connections within the matter and to have acquired a complete mastery.

Criteria for measuring learning

Attribution of the final mark out of thirty.

Criteria for awarding the final grade

individual work which gives a score from 0 to 9. Oral examination divided 3 questions, each of which will be evaluated using a score ranging from 0 to 7 points. The honors will be given to students who, having achieved the highest rating, have demonstrated the complete mastery of the subject.

Recommended reading



3.TAFFETANI F., RISMONDO M., LANCIONI A., 2011 - Environmental Evaluation and Monitoring of Agro-Ecosystems Biodiversity. Ecosystems Biodiversity, Oscar Grillo and Gianfranco Venora (Ed.), InTech: 333-370.


Tutorial session


Every day from 12.00 to 14.00 directly at the teacher's office. An appointment via email and telephone is recommended.




  • C.L.M. Scienze Forestali, dei Suoli e del Paesaggio (FORESPA)

Università Politecnica delle Marche
P.zza Roma 22, 60121 Ancona
Tel (+39) 071.220.1, Fax (+39) 071.220.2324
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