Current Perspectives and Applications of Ecology

Course Information
TitleΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΘΕΩΡΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ / Current Perspectives and Applications of Ecology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Pantis
Course ID40003409

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Ecology is rapidly developing towards a variety of new directions. In this course the students would follow the major research fields of Ecology as they are described by the articles, reviews and editorials of the main stream Ecology journals in the past five years. Emphasis would be given to fields like biodiversity patterns in space and time and the strategy of its conservation, population metapopulation and community dynamics, landscape ecology, macroecology, microbial and soil ecology. Syllabus Introduction: current trends in Ecological research Spatial biodiversity patterns Microbial Ecology Soil Ecology: soil quality, soil services and the structure of soil food webs Systematic biodiversity protection plans Plant diversity conservation and protection of plant genetic resources in Greece Landscape genomics Genomics and current tools for the protection of biodiversity. Management and protection of genetic resources Economic assessment of natural resources in coastal areas Distribution behavior and population dynamics of sea turtles Acoustic Ecology
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Review articles
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
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student performance assessment The assessment is primarily based on a course-related project that is supervised by one or two teachers and which the students carry out independently from each other, present orally in public, and answer to questions. The coordinator of the course and the teachers-project supervisors make the evaluation committee who decides on the marks to be given in a closed session. The student performance over the whole duration of the course is also taken into consideration: the degree to which the student pursues goals with commitment, shows enthusiasm and puts effort for quality work, becomes proficient with new tasks, responds to directions, takes initiatives, and respects the working environment and the deadlines are supplementary performance criteria. The final course mark should not differ by more than 15% from the project assessment mark.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
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