Rangeland Ecophysiology

Course Information
TitleΛΙΒΑΔΙΚΗ ΟΙΚΟΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Rangeland Ecophysiology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Τhe teaching plan includes three learning objectives : 1) development of critical thinking in solving problems related to the change in crop production for the forthcoming climate change and the upcoming drought ( examinations and tests of any kind are made with open books and notes) 2 ) understanding the functional relationship production - environment and in particular the multi-parametric system microclimate - drought - photosynthesis - water balance of plant tissue and 3 ) learning the function of simple devices capable of determining elementary physiology measurements
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Description: Analysis of the relationship dynamics between plant function and microenvironmental parameters change, in particular drought and radiation Contents: 1) Environment-Microclimate, 2) Function of microclimatic parameters (CO2, H2O, PAR, T oC etc) and production 4 ) Photosynthesis-Drought 5) Mechanisms of adaptation to drought 6) Indicators of resistance to drought (WUE, A / gs)
Microclimate, environment, drought, radiation, production, mechanism of adaptation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Using lectures and laboratory exercises slideshow software, with a display of the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on forage speciew. E-mail communication with students.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work10
Reading Assigment10
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)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κ. Γεωργίου, Κ. Θάνος, Σ. Ριζοπούλου, Μ.Σ. Μελετίου-Χρήστου 2013. Οικοφυσιολογία Φυτών. Εκδόσεις Δίαυλος. 213 σελ. Taiz L and Zeiger E. 2013. Φυσιολογία φυτών. Εκδόσεις Utopia
Additional bibliography for study
Επιστημονικά άρθρα 1. Παρουσιάσεις μαθήματος 2. Εργασίες στα μελετούμενα αντικείμενα
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