Landscape Ecological Analysis

Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Scientific field
  • BIO/03 - Environmental and applied botany
  • AGR/10 - Rural buildings and agro-forest land planning
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 56 hours
Exercise: 56 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Landscape analysis

    The course aims at providing methods for landscape analysis and evaluation in order to plan landscape modification by taking into account the role assumed by the perceptual factors of the population as well as the cultural and environmental factor stratified in time. To develop in students the skills required for defining lansdscape areas and landscape by means of geographical masps and survey cards.

Course Structure

  • Landscape analysis

    The course includes 28 hours of frontal lessons and 28 hours of practical lessons (discussion of case studies and guided tours, reports, essays, individual or group research carried out by students, educational field experiences, seminars). If measures to mitigate the impact of the pandemic should be incremented lectures could be held online or in mixed mode.

    As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline. It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

  • Landscape analysis

    Background. Reference standards and the European Landscape Convention. Data collection, sources, media representation. Analysis of the landscape through the use of indicators. Visual Analysis. Evaluation of landscape: speditivi systems, analytical systems. Plan of the landscape. Landscape design. Techniques involving population.

Textbook Information

  • Landscape analysis


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    4. Documentazione necessaria alla verifica della compatibilità paesaggistica degli interventi proposti, ai sensi dell'articolo 146, comma 3, del Codice dei beni culturali e del paesaggio di cui al decreto legislativo 22 gennaio 2004, n. 42 (G.U. n. 25 del 31 gennaio 2006).

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