Environmental laboratory

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
AGR/13 AGR/16 CHIM/06
Learning objectives
The course "Environmental Laboratory" consists of three disciplines (environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology and environmental biochemistry and ecotoxicology) which include laboratory activities and lectures aimed at dealing with cases of contamination and environmental restoration. Research-oriented and problem-solving approaches are applied in the course. Activities of the three subjects are strongly integrated and teach students to work in group and to tackle problems with a multidisciplinary perspective and adequate critical evaluation approach.
The course will strength students on following topics:
- Distribution of organic and inorganic contaminations in different environmental compartments (water, air, soil)
- Analytical techniques for environmental monitoring
- Role of plants and microorganisms in environmental processes
- Biological approaches for environmental restoration, waste treatment, material recovery with reference to environmental legislation
- Statistical analysis of environmental data.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire practical skills in the use of analytical instruments for the quantification of organic and inorganic compounds in the environment, microflora connected to environmental processes, physiological state of plants. In addition, soft skills like communication and discussion of scientific reports will be implemented.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
biochimica ambientale ed ecotossicologia
AGR/13 - AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 48 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
environmental chemistry
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 48 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Environmental microbiology
AGR/16 - AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 48 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Cavalca Lucia
Educational website(s)
By appointment
DEFENS-Environmental Microbiology, Via Mangiagalli 25, 3rd floor
Every day (phone or e-mail appointment)
Office at Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
to take an appointment
office- DISAA
Thursday 10:30 to 12:30 am