Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Course Language: Italian and english
Taught classes: 56 hours
Exercise: 56 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Restoration of degraded areas to green

    Training objectives: Provide the necessary knowledge to restoration of degraded areas in view to establish new “landscape design” in Mediterranean” region. Will analysed the causes of landscape degradation, the biological characteristics of the Mediterranean crops and wild species and the sustainable growing methods and techniques in view to restore degraded areas finalizing their environmental roles. Several degraded areas typologies will be analysed in view to individuate technical solution to rehabilitate them by the choice of the wild species in relation to their functional traits and of the sustainable techniques to use for establishing and for maintaining along the time the new green areas and the landscape design in Mediterranean region.

Course Structure

  • Restoration of degraded areas to green

    Lectures (28 hours) and exercises in laboratory and outdoor (28 hours).

    Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

    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.

    Reception hours:

Detailed Course Content

  • Restoration of degraded areas to green

    1. Characteristics of the Mediterranean environment: analysis of potentialities and limits

    2. Degraded sites: main typologies and regulations

    3. Autochthonous ornamental species

    4. Plant biodiversity

    5. Main plant stresses: drought stress

    6. Main plant stresses: salt stress

    7. Main plant stresses: acid rains, electrosmog, ozone

    8. Agronomic techniques for restoring degraded sites

    9. Xeriscaping: principles and techniques

    10. Mediterranean plants for urban green areas

    11. Mediterranean plants for restoring degraded sites

    12. Aromatic plants

    13. Halophyte species for landscaping

    14. Mediterranean, psammophilous ornamental plants

    15. Mediterranean sea cliff plants

    16. Succulent plants

    17. Hedge plants

    18. Mediterranean palms: characteristics and uses

    19. Cover crops for urban and extra-urban Mediterranean green areas

    20. Wildflowers

    21. Plants for bioaccumulation

Textbook Information

  • Restoration of degraded areas to green

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    Mattheck C., 1998. Design in nature. Learning from trees. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

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    Toccolini A.2007. Piano e progetto di area verde. Maggioli Editore, Milano

    Notes and schemes of the lessons provided by the teacher.