Forage Plants

Course Information
TitleΛΙΒΑΔΙΚΑ ΦΥΤΑ / Forage Plants
Code204Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420000113

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

Registered students: 34
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses423

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600130672
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Knowledge of the biodiversity of rangelands in Greece 2. Understanding the impact of climate changes on biodiversity in rangelands in Greece 3. Analysing and understanding the contribution of range plants in the function of rangeland ecosystem 4. Development of critical thought 5. Management biodiversity of rangelands to protect and conserve the natural environment 6. The Contribution of range plants in the development of livestock in Greece
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Classification of native rangeland plants of the country with emphasis to the families Poaceae and Fabaceae. Specifically, study the ecological types their growth (herbaceous annuals and perennials, shrubs) the height spread (low, mountainous and subalpine vegetation zone wide),the economic value, the strength to grazing, the their capacity to adapt into different environments, their resistance to stress conditionsthe competitive ability, nutritional value, the grazing preference and the managerial characteristics.Τhe wordwide effects of long-term grazing on rangeland biodiversity.
Keywords
Range plants, Poaceae and Fabaceae families, ecological and management chracteristics, nutrient value, grazing preference, plant communities,
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
Lectures260.9
Laboratory Work100.3
Fieldwork80.3
Reading Assigment150.5
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30.1
Written assigments250.8
Exams30.1
Total903
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θ. Κούκουρας και Ζ. Κούκουρα 2006. Βιογεωγραφία. Εισαγωγική προσέγγιση δια μέσου της βιοποικιλότητας των λιβαδικών οικοσυστημάτων
Additional bibliography for study
Ζ. Κούκουρα 2008. Τα σπουδαιότερα λιβαδικά φυτά της Ελλάδας. Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις
Last Update
12-09-2018