AGRICULTURAL ECOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΡΓΙΚΗ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ / AGRICULTURAL ECOLOGY
Code640Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001530

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600119775
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
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 (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 008Υ GENERAL ECOLOGY
  • 009Υ SOIL SCIENCE
  • 028Ε PRINCIPLES OF AGRONOMY
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of ecological terms, computers, and finding literature.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. have a basic scientific knowledge of the agricultural environment. 2. understand subjects on agricultural ecology 3. obtain the background for sustainable management of agricultural ecosystems.
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The energy environment in agroecosystems. Influence of abiotic and biotic factors on microclimate. Abiotic factor “light” and its influence on agroecosystems. Abiotic factor “temperature” and its influence on agroecosystems. Interactions-Competition in agroecosystems. Interacions-Allelopathy in agroecosystems. Interactions between agroecosystems and other ecosystems. Phenology. Agroecosystems productivity. Agroforestry. Organic (biological) farming. Energy balance in agroecosystems. Biodiversity in agroecosystems. Management of plant residues. Decomposition. Nutrients recycling
Keywords
Agricultural Environment, Agroecology, Agrιcultural Ecosystems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • Reviews for subjects related to agricultural ecology and presentation with power point.
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Teaching with powerpointoverhead projector, slide projector and blackboard.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Reading Assigment
Tutorial
Internship
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
80% written exams. 20% Reviews for subjects related to agricultural ecology and presentation with power point.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεράκης Π.Α. και Κ.Λ. Καλμουρτζή. 2009. Γεωργική Οικολογία. Εκδόσεις, Σύνχρονη Παιδεία (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 2757)
Additional bibliography for study
Wojtkowski P.A. 2006. Introduction to Agroecology: Principles and Practices. The Haworth press, Inc. Hester R.E. and Harrison R.M. 2005. Sustainability in Agriculture. RSC Publishing. McNeely J.A. and Scherr S.G. 2003. Ecoagriculture: Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity. Island Press. Altieri M.A. 1998. Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture. Westview Press, Inc.
Last Update
06-07-2015