ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY

Insegnamento
ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY
Insegnamento in inglese
ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY
Settore disciplinare
BIO/09
Corso di studi di riferimento
COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
Tipo corso di studio
Laurea Magistrale
Crediti
6.0
Ripartizione oraria
Ore Attività frontale: 50.0
Anno accademico
2018/2019
Anno di erogazione
2019/2020
Anno di corso
2
Lingua
INGLESE
Percorso
PERCORSO COMUNE
Docente responsabile dell'erogazione
LIONETTO Maria Giulia
Sede
Lecce

Descrizione dell'insegnamento

basic knowledge of general physiology

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.

Lectures (5 CFU, 40h) and exercitations (1 CFU, 12 h)

oral examination

-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
- Homeostatic control of oxygen concentration
-Organisms and environmental chemical pollutants
-Absorption, distribution, metabolism, accumulation, and escretion of chemical pollutants
-Detoxification mechanisms
-Effect of pollutants on proteins and nucleic acids
-Oxidative stress and exposure to environmental chemical pollutants
-Endocrine disruptors
-Toxicity testing
-Biomarkers and their application in environmental biomonitoring

- 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

Semestre
Primo Semestre (dal 07/10/2019 al 24/01/2020)

Tipo esame
Obbligatorio

Valutazione
Orale - Voto Finale

Orario dell'insegnamento
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario