LS 202_ Ecology and Natural Resources

Course Information
TitleΟικολογία και φυσικοί πόροι. / LS 202_ Ecology and Natural Resources
Interdepartmental ProgrammeDiatmīmatikó Prógramma Metaptychiakṓn Spoudṓn "ARCΗITEKTONIKĪ TOPIOU" 2023-2025
Collaborating SchoolsArchitecture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20002757

Programme of Study: Diatmīmatikó Prógramma Metaptychiakṓn Spoudṓn "ARCΗITEKTONIKĪ TOPIOU" 2023-2025

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization114

Programme of Study: Master's degree in Landsape Architecture (MLA)

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization114

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of ecological terms, computers, and finding literature.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. have a basic scientific knowledge of the ecology 2. understand general ecological subjects 3. obtain the necessary background for environmental disciplines.
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Ecology – Evolution of species. Ecosystem – Community – Trophic relationships – Keystone species - Biochemical Cycles – Succession. Populations – Species interactions. Factors limiting distributions. Factors influencing community structure. Biodiversity. Conservation. Natural resources - International conventions as means of confronting the problems in the relation between man and natural resources.
Ecology, Ecosystem, Natural resources, Energy, Glasshouse effect
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments18
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, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βερεσόγλου Δ. "Οικολογία 2010 ΓΑΡΤΑΓΑΝΗΣ ΑΓΙΣ-ΣΑΒΒΑΣ
Additional bibliography for study
Press M.C., Scholes J.D. and Barker M.G. 1998. Physiological Plant Ecology. British Ecological Society. Krebs C.J. 2001. Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, 5th Edition. Benjamin Cummings. Schulze E.D., Beck E., and Muller-Hohenstein K. 2002. Plant Ecology. Springer. Pugnaire F.I., Valladares F. (Eds.) 2007. Functional Plant Ecology 2nd Edn. CRC press. Craine J.M. 2009. Resource Strategies of Wild Plants. Princeton Univwersity Press. Ritchie M.E. 2010. Scale, Heterogeneity, and the Structure and Diversity of Ecological Communities. Princeton Press. Schmitz O.J. 2010. Resolving Ecosystem Complexity. Princeton Press. WEB of SCIENCE.
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