Concepts of ecology of animal populations. Main models of distribution of animal populations. The concept of meta-population. Methods of assessing the density of animal populations (lecture: 5 hours).
Direct and indirect methods of sampling insect populations (lecture: 3 hours).
Different types of traps used to catch insects (lecture: 2 hours).
Studies on population dynamics of Lymantria dispar (lecture: 2 hours).
Methods for monitoring L. dispar population and their extensive application (lecture: 2 hours).
Methods of statistical analysis applied to the data of L. dispar abundance (lecture: 2 hours).
Population dynamics and methods of Tortrix viridana population sampling (lecture: 2 hours).
Population dynamics and methods of Malacosoma neustrium populations sampling (lecture: 2 hours).
Field and laboratory methods for evaluating the effectiveness of microbiological treatments to control the lepidopteran forest defoliators (lecture: 2 hours).
Monitoring methods and control techniques used in Sardinia to eradicate Thaumetopoea pityocampa (lecture: 2 hours).
Monitoring methods of Thaumetopoea processionea and techniques of geo-referenced data representation of population density (lecture: 1 hour).
Population dynamics and methods of Zeiraphera griseana population sampling (lecture: 1 hour).
Indirect and remote techniques for monitoring the damage caused by insects: the case of Lepidoptera Geometridae defoliators of birch forests in Scandinavia (lecture: 1 hour).
Methods for monitoring the populations of bark beetles and localization of infested areas by aerial and satellite surveys (lecture: 2 hours).
Methods for monitoring the population of Matsococcus feytaudi and data processing to predict the species spread (lecture: 1 hour).
Diffusion and distribution survey techniques to detect Lasius brunneus (Formicidae Formicinae) and Stomaphis quercus (Aphid Aphididae) in Sardinian cork oak forests (lecture: 2 hours).
Field application of monitoring methods to evaluate the abundance of insect populations harmful to the main Sardinian forests (16 hours).