POLLINATION OF CULTIVATED PLANTS

Course Information
TitleΕΠΙΚΟΝΙΑΣΗ ΚΑΛΛΙΕΡΓΟΥΜΕΝΩΝ ΦΥΤΩΝ / POLLINATION OF CULTIVATED PLANTS
Code757Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001618

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600120470
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This course will provide students with broad insights into pollinator biology, evolution, economic importance, and conservation. Knowledge of pollination biology is thus broadly relevant, with applications in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation, entomology, and horticulture. This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of animal-mediated pollination, focusing on (1) plant and pollinator diversity, biology, a(2) the ecology and evolution of plant-pollinator relationships including pollination syndromes, mutualisms, and evolutionary strategies of generalists and specialists, (3) foraging economics and learning behavior, (4) the important contributions pollinators make to natural ecosystems and agriculture.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
he necessity of pollination of cultivated crop plants -economics of plant pollination. Flowering and fruting of plant. The sexuality of plants. Cross-pollination. Abiotic pollination. Biotic pollination. Insect and plants relationships. Characteristics of insect-pollinated plants. Insects pollinators. Crop requirement for pollination and pollination improvement measurer
Keywords
Pollination, pollinators, flowering, gross-pollination, crop pollination, rearing pollinators.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
Use of Power Point software during lectures
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures65
Fieldwork15
Written assigments15
Exams20
Total115
Student Assessment
Description
Exams Active participation during lectures Optinal assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Επικονίαση καλλιεργειών. Θρασυβούλου Α. Τσιράκογλου Β., Χατζήνα Φ. Σημειώσεις 171 σελ John Free (1993). Insect Pollination of Crops. Academic Press pp 683. McGregor S.E. (1976) Insect Pollination of Cultivated Crop Plants. Agricultural Research Service. USA pp 411.
Last Update
06-11-2015