Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources

Course Information
TitleΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑ ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΩΝ ΔΑΣΙΚΩΝ ΠΟΡΩΝ / Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000192

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Knowledge on the conservation of genetic diversity strategies and on the current threats on genetic variation 2. Knowledge and training on in situ conservation methods 3. Knowledge and training on ex situ conservation methods 4. Knowledge on the size, number and location of populations selected for Gene Conservation purposes 5. Training on topics related with collection, control and storing/preservation of forest genetic material 6. Training on the application of criteria and indicators for the conservation of forest genetic resources
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Threats for genetic variation, Strategies for the conservation of genetic variation, In situ conservation of forest genetic resources, Ex situ conservation of forest genetic resources, Size - number - location of populations selected for gene conservation, Impact of forest management and tree breeding on genetic diversity, Collection, control and storing of forest genetic material, Criteria and indicators for the conservation of forerst genetic resources, International Programs and Activities for the Conservation of forest genetic resources
Conservation of forest genetic resources (FGR), in situ, ex situ, selection of populations for conservation of FGR, criteria and indicators for the conservation of FGR
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Lectures by using modern technologies and the internet. Use of educational videos and internet platforms (Global and EU - i.e. NATURA, CBD, EUFORGEN, CORINE) related to the conservation of genetic resources. Communication with the students via their academic email and use of the electronic academic platform of AUTh for distributing learning material.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work13
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τ. White, T. Adams, D. Neale, 2009. Δασική Γενετική. Επιστημονική Επιμέλεια-απόδοση στα ελληνικά Α. Σκαλτσογιάννης, Δ. Ζαραγκότας. Εκδόσεις ΕΜΒΡΥΟ. ISBN 978-960-8002-52-4
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