Rangeland Ecology

Course Information
TitleΛΙΒΑΔΙΚΗ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Rangeland Ecology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000064

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

Registered students: 175
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course325

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
1. Analysis and understanding of the processes involved in the functioning of the rangeland ecosystem 2. Understanding the ecological role of grazing 3. New ideas and approaches on grazing to maintain rangeland ecosystem equilibrium and environmental protection 4. Develop critical thinking 5. Practice solving problems
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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Rangeland ecosystems structure and function. Dynamics of rangeland veg¬etation, plant physi¬ology and productivity in relation to grazing. Water re¬lations at the community level.
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
Using lectures and laboratory exercises slideshow software, with a display of the effects of grazing and other anthropogenic influences on biodiversity and productivity of rangeland ecosystems. E-mail communication with students.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work501.7
Reading Assigment
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 (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παπανάστασης Β.Π. Νοιτσάκης.1992. Λιβαδική Οικολογία. Γιαχούδης-Γιαπούλης.Θεσσαλονίκη
Additional bibliography for study
Κούκουρα Ζ. 2008. Κλείδες αναγνωρίσης λιβαδικών φυτών. Πανεπιστημιακές Παραδόσεις
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