Ecology and Conservation of Rare Wildlife Species

Course Information
TitleΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΣΠΑΝΙΩΝ ΕΙΔΩΝ ΑΓΡΙΑΣ ΠΑΝΙΔΑΣ / Ecology and Conservation of Rare Wildlife Species
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000446

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Learning Outcomes
Understand threats to biodiversity in regional and global level Understand the factors that cause rarity or decline the population of wildlife species Develope methods for analyzing population viability (PVA) Implement management plan for endangered wildlife species
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Biodiversity, rarity and ecological processes. Features of small populations. Factors that affect population decline: demographics, genetics and environmental. Causes and processes of species extinction. Threats to habitats, invasive species and diseases in wildlife. Principles of population viability analysis (PVA), minimum viable population, minimum dynamic area (MDA). Case studies. Estimation of extinction risk and setting conservation priorities. Ecosystem management. Adaptive management and monitoring programs for populations and habitats. Setting criteria for conservation reserve establishment. Degradation factors in protected areas. Conservation plan for endangered wildlife species inside and outside of protected areas.
endangered species, extinction causes
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment60.2
Written assigments60.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Morris, E. E & D.F. Doak (2002) Quantitative Conservation Biology: Theory and Practice of Population Viability Analysis. Sinauer, Sunderland. Soule, M.E. (1986) Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity. Sinauer, Sunderland.
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