Sustainable agroecosystem management

Code 387GG
Credits 6

Learning outcomes

Sustainable agriculture: concepts and applications. Techniques for the cropping systems evaluations: sustainability-measuring tools: indicators, indices, models, multiple criteria analysis.
The cultivated field and the contaminants release: soil erosion, solutes leaching, greenhouse gasses emission and environmental fate of pesticides.
Agro-ecosystem services.
The use of plants for environmental, energetic and landscaping purposes: paludiculture, natural and constructed wetlands, phytoremediation, bio-energy crops, cover crops, environmental focus area.