Ecological engineering

Subject description

Ecological engineering (nature-based solution, green technologies, including sustainable buildings, urban agriculture, green technology concepts in the towns and villages of the future, economic aspect for increasing the quality of living humans – well being).

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Knowledge on recent advances in environmental engineering, ecosystem services, changes in ecosystem processes under the influence of pollution and in application of eco-technology in maintaining ecological balance in nature.

Teaching and learning methods

  • lectures
  • Individual project work
  • Presentation and interpretation of results of project work to the other students in open discussion
  • Journal club – discussion of published research articles on selected topics (critical evaluation of scientific literature, presentation of the "case studies")

Expected study results

Understanding of eco-technologies (ERM, wetlands, other green techol., buffer zones, green roofs, vertical gardens).

Understanding the processes of remediation in the environment by using eco-technologies.

Basic sources and literature

1. Somarakis, G., Stagakis, S., & Chrysoulakis, N. (Eds.). (2019). Thinknature Nature-Based Solutions Handbook. ThinkNature project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (str. 25-117).

2. Beyond water quality-Sewage treatment in a circular economy (2022), EEA Report No. 05/2022, European Environment Agency, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union (str. 15-41).

3. Oral, H. De Carvalho, L. P., Gajewska, M., Ursino, N. et al. A review of nature-based solutions for urban water management in European circular cities – a critical assessment based on case studies and literature. Blue-green systems. jan. 2020, št. 1, letn. 2, str. 112-136, ilustr. ISSN 2617-4782., DOI: 10.2166/bgs.2020.932. [COBISS.SI-ID 9075553]

4. Castellar, J. A. C., Atanasova, N., Langergraber, G., Acuňa, V. et al. Nature-based solutions in the urban context – terminology, classification and scoring for urban challenges and ecosystem services. Science of the total environment. jul. 2021, letn. 779/146237, str. 1-13, ilustr. ISSN 0048-9697., DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146237. [COBISS.SI-ID 57949187] financer: EC, 776665, Integrating Edible City Solutions for social resilient and sustainably productive cities, EdiCitNet


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