Genetics of Forest Species Tolerance to Environmental Pollution

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ ΑΝΘΕΚΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ ΔΑΣΟΠ.ΕΙΔΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΡΥΠΑΝΣΗ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛ. / Genetics of Forest Species Tolerance to Environmental Pollution
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000194

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. Learning and training on methods evaluating the genetic variation of forest trees for tolerance to environmental pollution. 2. Application of methods for the exploitation of genetic variation of forest trees 3. Application of genetic improvement methods for the production of genetically improved varieties and clones with high tolerance to environmental pollutants.
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)
Effects of environmental pollution on plants and plant populations. Plant behaviour in environmental pollution conditions. Variation in resistance (tolerance) of forest species in pollution. Estimation methods of forest species genetic variation towards resistance (tolerance) to environmental pollution. Environmental pollution as an evolution factor. Evaluation and exploitation methods of genetic variation, genetic improvement, development of tolerant varieties and clones.
Environmental pollution and forest tree genetic diverstiy, tolerance of forest trees to environmental pollution, genetic improvement for tolerance to pollutants, genetically improved and tolerant to pollution clones and varieits
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
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. 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)
Additional bibliography for study
Πανεπιστημιακές Σημειώσεις Φ. Αραβανόπουλου. Γενετική ανθεκτικότητα δασοπονικών ειδών και ρύπανση περιβάλλοντος.
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