Forest Botany I (Spermophytes Systematics)

Course Information
TitleΔΑΣΙΚΗ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΗ Ι ΣΥΣΤ.ΣΠΕΡΜ. / Forest Botany I (Spermophytes Systematics)
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000028

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will comprehend and learn morphological traits of important plant organs and realize their use in the taxonomy of Spermatophytes become familiar in the identification of Spermatophyte plant specimens, with the use of keys. gain knowledge of diagnostic traits of families and genera of Spermatophytes associated with forest ecosystems. be able to identify in situ plant species of important forest ecosystems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Features, description and classification (taxa) of spermophytes.
Plant systematics, Taxonomy, Spermatophytes, Identification key, Terminology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work26
Reading Assigment24
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities3
Plant collection20
Student Assessment
Achievement of learning goals is evaluated at the end of the semester on the basis of written exams, laboratory exams (identification of plant taxa) and the assembly of a collection of plant specimens. Succesfull pass of the course requires succesfull pass on all three assignments (written and laboratory exams accepted collection of plant specimens) Written exams comprise multiple choice and short/extended answer questions. Total grade is the sum of all grades scored in the three exams/assignments multiplied by a fixed weight of importance as follows: Written exams grade: 70% laboratory excercises grade: 10% Plant collection: 20%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΔΑΣΙΚΗ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΗ ΜΕΡΟΣ Ι - ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΣΠΕΡΜΑΤΟΦΥΤΩΝ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 8534 Συγγραφείς: ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΑΔΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΓΙΑΧΟΥΔΗ 1985 Συστηματική των Φυτών Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50657760 Συγγραφείς: Michael G. Simpson Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): UTOPIA ΕΚΔ 2016
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