ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY

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ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY
Teaching
ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY
Subject area
BIO/09
Degree course
COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
Course type
Laurea Magistrale
Credits
6.0
Teaching hours
Ore Attività frontale: 52.0
Academic year
2016/2017
Year taught
2017/2018
Course year
2
Language
INGLESE
Subject matter
PERCORSO COMUNE
Professor
LIONETTO Maria Giulia
Location
Lecce

Course description

basic knowledge of general physiology

Internal environment and external environment
Physiological responses to environmental variability.
Conformists and regulators
Homeostasis
Range of tolerance and resistance
Adaptation and acclimatization
Temperature limits for living organisms, adaptations to extreme temperatures
Heat exchanges between the organism and the external environment
Determinants of body heat
Endothermic and ectothermic organisms
Thermal homeostasis
Water exchanges between the organism and the external environment
Osmoregulation in aquatic environments.
Osmoregulation in terrestrial environments
Gas exchange between the organism and the environment
Respiration in aquatic and terrestrial environments
Principles of environmental toxicology: the organism physiological responses to chemical pollutants, detoxification mechanisms
Endocrine disruptors
Toxicity testing
Biomarkers and their application in environmental biomonitoring
Electromagnetic field effects on the physiology of animal organisms.

The objective of the course is to provide students the basic knowledge of the environmental physiology (physiological responses to the variability of the environmental factors), and to gain a sound background in the physiological responses of animals to environmental pollutants and in their application in the ecotoxicological monitoring.

oral examination

Calendario attività didattiche: http://www.scienzemfn.unisalento.it/540

- P. Willmer, G. Stone, I. Johnston. Environmental Physiology of Animals. Blackwell Publishing

-W.C.H. Hopkin, S.P.Sibly, R.M. Peakall. Principles of Ecotoxicology. Taylor and Francis

 

Semester
Primo Semestre (dal 02/10/2017 al 19/01/2018)

Exam type
Obbligatorio

Type of assessment
Orale - Voto Finale

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

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