Forest Ecology

Course Information
TitleΔΑΣΙΚΗ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Forest Ecology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000435

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 0101Υ Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • 0102Υ Statistics and Sampling Techniques
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able: 1) To analyze the ecological status of forest ecosystems to document the causes and reasons responsible for the current situation, and to develop evidence-based recommendations for the planning and implementation of appropriate forest handling. 2) To have the necessary specialized ecological background to develop management and restoration plans of forest ecosystems, particularly vulnerable or endangered, and the protection of biodiversity. 3) To have the background and skills necessary for the integrated management of forest ecosystems in the context of the documented recognition of the multifunctional role of forests.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Light and energy flow in forest ecosystems, Temperature relations with forest ecosystems, Silvicultural treatment and water relations, Structure analysis and biodiversity in forest ecosystems, Changes and control of populations in forest ecosystems, Seed Ecology, Silvicultural treatment and trophic relations in forest ecosystems, Influence of climate change on succession of forest ecosystems, Impacts of environmental problems (e.g. greenhouse effect, atmosphere pollution, etc.) on forest ecosystems, Growth ecology of stem and root of forest trees, Ecology of alluvial ecosystems, Analysis and dynamics of fire damaged ecosystems, Forest ecosystems and CO2 sequestration
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 Work120.4
Reading Assigment120.4
Written assigments180.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
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