Physiology of Forest Trees

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΔΑΣΙΚΩΝ ΔΕΝΔΡΩΝ / Physiology of Forest Trees
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000172

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
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should have good knowledge of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, as well as of Plant Physiology.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able: 1. To understand key concepts involved in crucial tree processes. 2. To realize the relationship between tree morphology and tree function. 3. To comprehend the environmental influence on tree growth and consequently on forest production. 4. To manage, protect and cultivate forest trees by knowing how a tree actually grows up. 5. To be fully informed of the last biotechnological advances regarding tree function.
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Physiology and ecophysiology of forest trees (water balance, photosynthesis, nitrogen biological binding and metabolism, physiology of germination and ageing, factors affecting tree metabolism, tree physiology under extreme environmental conditions).
tree physiology, photosynthesis, water relations, nitrogen fixation, senescence, stress.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Teaching software: Powerpoint. Communication via email.
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Written exams at the end of semester (multiple choice).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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