Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420001758

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course425

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours112
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • 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)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. have a basic scientific knowledge of the Natural History 2. understand general ecological subjects 3. obtain the necessary background for applied agricultural and environmental disciplines.
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the Science of Ecology. Ecology and Evolution. Ecosystems and communities. Terrestrial biomes. Energy and productivity in ecosystems. Food relations, Food webs in ecosystems. Biogeochemical cycles. Greenhouse effect. Nutrient budgets in ecosystems. Adaptations of organisms to the environment. Growth and regulation of population. Demography. Intra-specific competition. Interspecific (biotic) interactions (competition, predation, mutuality, cooperation) - Homeostasis of the ecosystem. Development and evolution of the ecosystem (Succession).
Ecology, Ecosystem, Population, Community, Energy, Productivity, Biochemical cycle, Glasshouse effect.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Teaching with powerpoint.
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
100% written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βερεσόγλου Δ. "Οικολογία 2010 ΓΑΡΤΑΓΑΝΗΣ ΑΓΙΣ-ΣΑΒΒΑΣ (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 32998680)
Additional bibliography for study
Σαιτάνης Κ. και Καρανδεινός Μ.Γ. 2010. Πληθυσμιακή Οικολογία - Δυναμική Πληθυσμών. ΕΜΒΡΥΟ - ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΑΔΗΣ. Krebs C.J. 2001. Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, 5th Edition. Benjamin Cummings.
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