WETLANDS AND AGRICULTURE

Course Information
TitleΥΓΡΟΤΟΠΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ / WETLANDS AND AGRICULTURE
Code650Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001540

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600120419
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • 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
  • 646Ε ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of computers.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Βe familiar with the scientific l terms related to aquatic ecosystems and the various types of them. 2. Understand the wetland functions and values and the interations between wetlands and agroecosystems 3. Know the necessity to prepare and apply a plan for sustainable wetland management.
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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Wetlands and Agriculture Introduction. Wetland definitions. Leagal framework of wetland conservation. Habitad Directive 92/43/ EU. Ramsar wetlands. Natural wetland functions. The main groups of wetland flora and fauna. Wetland values for humans. Constructed wetlands. Wetlands and Environmental Education. Natural changes and man-made alterations of wetlands. Positive and negative interations between wetlands and agroecosystems. Water resime and wetland biota. Principles of sustainable management of wetlands and preparation of management plans. The present greek wetland resources and their future perspectives.
Keywords
Wetlands, wetland functions, wetland values, wetland management.
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
Description
Powerpoint.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
100% written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεράκης Π.Α. και Σ.Ε.Τσιούρης. 2010. Υγρότοποι και Γεωργία. Λειτουργίες, Αξίες, Διατήρηση και Διαχείριση Υγροτόπων, Σχέσεις με Γεωργικά Οικοσυστήματα. Εκδόσεις Σύγχρονη Παιδεία. Θεσσαλονίκη. 311 σελ. (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 2771)
Additional bibliography for study
β1. Γεράκης Π.Α. και Ε.Θ. Κουτράκης. 1996. Ελληνικοί Υγρότοποι. Μουσείο Γουλανδρή Φυσικής Ιστορίας. ΕΚΒΥ. Εμπορική Τράπεζα της Ελλάδας. Αθήνα. 383 σελ. β2. Kent D.M. 2001. Applied Wetlands. Science and Technology. 2nd Edition. Lewis Publishers. 454p.
Last Update
28-04-2014