BIODIVERSITY OF COASTAL AND MARINE VEGETATION

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BIODIVERSITY OF COASTAL AND MARINE VEGETATION
Teaching
BIODIVERSITY OF COASTAL AND MARINE VEGETATION
Subject area
BIO/02
Reference degree course
COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
Course type
Master's Degree
Credits
10.0
Teaching hours
Frontal Hours: 86.0
Academic year
2021/2022
Year taught
2021/2022
Course year
1
Language
ENGLISH
Curriculum
Curriculum Marine Biology and Ecology
Reference professor for teaching
ZUCCARELLO Vincenzo
Location
Lecce

Teaching description

Knowledge about plant taxonony and general concepts of ecology and statistics

The course covers the following topics.

  1. Coastal environment
  2. Flora of coastal dune
  3. Flora of rocky coast
  4. Flora of coastal cliff
  5. Multivariate analysis of data
  6. Data transformation
  7. Similarity and distance functions
  8. Classification methods
  9. Ordination methods
  10. Software GINKGO

The course achieves the following objectives

  1. To provide students with general information about coastal plants 
  2. To be able to identify coastal plants
  3. To be able to collect and sample data about costal vegetation
  4. To introduce students to the use of a multivariate analysis software (GINKGO produced by the Department of Vegetal Biology, University of Barcelona)
  5. To analyse collected data about coastal vegetation by a multivariate approach

This is a lecture-lab course in which topics are presented by the teacher in classroom, laboratory and on the field. Field trips to gather plant specimens and data on spatial pattern of vegetation in coastal ecosystems and computer labs are very important to acquire a knowledge and technical abilities based on collaborative and cooperative learning. Indeed students interact with each other and the teacher during the instructional sessions.

By student group presentation on topics related to the course and testing the ability of single student to use the multivariate analysis software

Notes of lectures (aivalable on Microsoft Teams)

Further reading

 

Orlóci, L., 2013. Multivariate analysis in vegetation research. Springer.

Orlóci, L., Kenkel, N.C. and Orlóci, M., 1987. Data analysis in population and community ecology. Department of Plant Sciences, the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Pielou, E.C., 1984. The interpretation of ecological data: a primer on classification and ordination. John Wiley & Sons.

Wildi, O., 2017. Data analysis in vegetation ecology. Cabi.

Semester
Second Semester (dal 07/03/2022 al 10/06/2022)

Exam type
Compulsory

Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

Component by
PLANT BIODIVERSITY (LM51)

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