2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
Theoretical and practical classes.
Resolution of theoretical and practical exercises.
1. Knowledge and ability to understand:
Collect, analyze, synthesize and summarize significant and relevant information on geoconservation, using appropriate methodologies and investigative techniques.
2. Application of knowledge and understanding:
2.1. Define, implement and evaluate a strategy for solving a problem regarding geoconservation.
2.2. Conduct field and laboratory work, in a responsible and safely way, and adopt attitudes that minimize environmental impacts.
3. Performing judgment / decision making:
Produce and discuss a technically-based report to support a sustainable geoconservation proposal.
Prepare, process, interpret and communicate technical information, using relevant literature sources, proper speech and appropriate analytical tools.
5. Skills of self-learning:
Autonomous in terms of meta-cognition and self-learning.
1.1. Definition, description and assessment of geological objects with heritage value.
1.2. The geodiversity in Portugal *.
1.3. Threats to geodiversity.
2.1. Historical origins.
2.2. * National laws and institutions.
2.3. European laws and international institutions.
3. Geoconservation and Society.
3.3. Education for Geoconservation.
Laboratory work or Field work: 30.0%
Brilha, J. (2005) Património Geológico e Geoconservação: a conservação da natureza na sua vertente geológica. Palimage Editores, Viseu, 190 p.
Gray, M. (2004) Geodiversity. Valuing and conserving abiotic nature”, Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 434 p.
Henriques, M. H., Pena dos Reis, R. Brilha, J. & Mota, T. S. (2011) Geoconservation as an emerging geoscience”, Geoheritage, 3(2): 117-128
Henriques, M. H. (General Co-ordinator), Azerêdo, A. C., Duarte, L. V. & Ramalho, M. M. (2005) Jurassic Heritage and Geoconservation in Portugal: Selected Sites. IV International Symposium ProGEO on the Conservation of the Geological Heritage, Field Trip Guide Book, Geosciences Centre, University of Coimbra, 86 p.
IUCN (2008) Conservation of Geodiversity and Geological Heritage. International
Union for Conservation of Nature Resolution 4.040. <http://intranet.iucn.org/