Teaching activities aim to provide the basic knowledge on the conservation of animal biodiversity and on the management of animal production in nature and landscape value farming systems, with a special focus on the interaction with the environment, as well as productivity and sustainability. Specific attention is also given to the conservation of animal genetic resources, in particular how to manage and to add value to the diversity of local breeds associated to extensive livestock systems. Learning objective of the course is also to provide theoretical and operational skills necessary to evaluate the meaning of the interactions between different farmed and wild species.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of conservation of animal biodiversity and of management of animal production in nature and landscape value farming systems. Applying acquired knowledge to real populations and systems and to simple simulated cases. Making judgements in a critical and proactive way, analysing the material provided by the teacher and the recommended texts. Presenting the acquired knowledge in a clear and orderly way, using appropriate terminology.