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Forest Entomology

Degree course FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Curriculum Curriculum unico
Learnings UNICO
Academic Year 2018/2019
ECTS 6
Scientific Disciplinary Sector AGR/11
Year Second year
Time unit First semester
Class hours 60
Educational activity Formative educational activities

Single group

Professor CARMELO PETER BONSIGNORE
Objectives The main objective of this course is to provide basic knowledge on insect pests forest and to improve knowledge on the insects that play a key role in forest environments and thus important from the biodiversity conservation point of view. Also, the course deals with strategies for their management and prevention of attacks while respecting the environment. The program is designed to increase the general knowledge about insects, and their importance to mankind and in general to the environment. It will allow the student to appreciate the role of insect biology and diversity in relation to human activities involving the use of the forest.
Programme Detailed course program
General information on the class of insects, Origin and affinities with other arthropods, Economic Importance and distribution, Systematic classification;
- Morphology. Anatomy and post-embryonic development (outline), Adults;
- Biological cycles of insect. Spread of the species. Ecology of insects. Insects and environmental conditions for the preservation;
- Insect Systematics of pest species in forest environment. The species of harmful and their ecology;
- Means and methods of control of pests, Chemical control , biological control and integrated pest management;
- Other animals harmful to artifacts and materials;
- Micro-organisms and fungi (Wood decay);
Books Bibliographical information and teaching material will be specified during the practical activities in relation to the specific needs of the topics addressed, and will be available on the front page of the course website or will be provided by the teacher.
Masutti L., Zangheri S., 2001, Entomologia generale e applicata. CEDAM;
Davies R.G., 1990, Lineamenti di entomologia. Zanichelli Ed.
Tremblay E.“ Entomologia applicata vol. 1 - 2/1 - 2/2 - 3/1 - 3/2 - 4/1 - Liguori Editore, Napoli
Chinery M., 2010, Guida agli Insetti d 'Europa. F. Muzio Ed.
Fiori G., Bin F., Sensidoni A., 1983, Atlante entomologico. Morfologia esterna. Galeno Ed., Perugia.
Luciano P., Roversi P.F., 2001, Oak defoliators in Italy. Industria Grafica Poddighe, Sassari: 161 pp.
Prota R., Luciano P., Floris I., 1992, La protezione delle Foreste dai Lepidotteri defogliatori. Università degli studi di Sassari, Istituto di entomologia agraria : Regione autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato difesa ambiente.
Notes from lessons
Traditional teaching method Yes
Distance teaching method No
Mandatory attendance No
Written examination evaluation No
Oral examination evaluation Yes
Aptitude test evaluation No
Project evaluation No
Internship evaluation No
Evaluation in itinere No
Practice Test No

Further information

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