Wildlife Biology

Course Information
TitleΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΑΓΡΙΑΣ ΠΑΝΙΔΑΣ / Wildlife Biology
Code213Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420000123

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

Registered students: 73
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses323

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600125988
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To develop an appreciation for biodiversity and the role of wildlife species. To develop an understanding of fundamental principles that govern wildlife biology. To identify the most common wildlife species (mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians) of Greece.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • 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)
Characteristics and taxonomy of wildlife species. Ecological concepts, energy flow, food relationships and webs. The value of wildlife. Spatial and temporal variation of communities. Characteristics, availability and management principles of wildlife habitats. Dispersion, dispersal, daily and seasonal movements and migration of wildlife species. Home-range size and features. Breeding strategies and reproductive rates. Mortality patterns and causes. Density-dependent and density independent mortality and reproduction. Laboratory exercises in the morphology, systematics, biology and species identification of the main terrestrial vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians) of Greece.
Keywords
reproduction, mortality, movements, habitat, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians
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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures652.2
Internship50.2
Exams200.7
Total903
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μπακαλούδης Δ. (2008) Βιολογία Άγριας Πανίδας. Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Last Update
17-09-2018