Genetic Improvement of Forest Species

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΔΑΣΟΠΟΝΙΚΩΝ ΕΙΔΩΝ / Genetic Improvement of Forest Species
Code036Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420000045

Programme of Study: UPS School of Forestry and Natural Environment (2009-today)

Registered students: 274
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course635

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600109494
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction. Breeding objectives and programmes. Variation of species, populations, stands, trees and its origin, study methods. Prov¬enance, terminology, importance to breeding. Artificial selection, methods of its application in forest tree breeding. Genetic testing, estimation of heritability and genetic gain. Vegetative propagation, methods, topophysis, consequences. Hybridization (natural - artificial), aims, methods. Introduction of exotics, methods, species selection. Mutations - biotechnology. Breeding for disease resistance and wood quality.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Seminars
Laboratory Work
Fieldwork
Tutorial
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
25-09-2013