Forage Plants

Course Information
TitleΛΙΒΑΔΙΚΑ ΦΥΤΑ / Forage Plants
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000113

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Knowledge of the biodiversity of rangelands in Greece 2. Understanding the impact of climate changes on biodiversity in rangelands in Greece 3. Analysing and understanding the contribution of range plants in the function of rangeland ecosystem 4. Development of critical thought 5. Management biodiversity of rangelands to protect and conserve the natural environment 6. The Contribution of range plants in the development of livestock in Greece
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Classification of native rangeland plants of the country with emphasis to the families Poaceae and Fabaceae. Specifically, study the ecological types their growth (herbaceous annuals and perennials, shrubs) the height spread (low, mountainous and subalpine vegetation zone wide),the economic value, the strength to grazing, the their capacity to adapt into different environments, their resistance to stress conditionsthe competitive ability, nutritional value, the grazing preference and the managerial characteristics.Τhe wordwide effects of long-term grazing on rangeland biodiversity.
Range plants, Poaceae and Fabaceae families, ecological and management chracteristics, nutrient value, grazing preference, plant communities,
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
e-learning, e-mail, e-secretariat
Course Organization
Laboratory Work10
Reading Assigment20
Written assigments20
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θ. Κούκουρας και Ζ. Κούκουρα 2006. Βιογεωγραφία. Εισαγωγική προσέγγιση δια μέσου της βιοποικιλότητας των λιβαδικών οικοσυστημάτων
Additional bibliography for study
Ζ. Κούκουρα 2008. Τα σπουδαιότερα λιβαδικά φυτά της Ελλάδας. Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις
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