POPULATION ECOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ ΠΛΗΘΥΣΜΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΒΙΟΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΩΝ / POPULATION ECOLOGY
CodeEC.04.16
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorStefanos Sgardelis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001645

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Viologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 191
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course426

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
600167977
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
knowledge of Basic Statistics and mathematics
Learning Outcomes
To understand the regulation of populations growth. To understand the processes that occur at the community level. To forecast the population growth. To estimate the parameters that are crucial for the growth of the population. To suggest senarios for the management of the population at risk. To suggest scenarios for the recovery of a community after disturbance. To be familiar with the analysis and interpretation of quantitative data. To be familiar with the collection of field data.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to population ecology. Properties of populations. Life tables. Intraspecific population regulation. K- and r-models of population growth.Deterministic and stochastic models of growth. Techniques for the management of populations. Interspecific competition. Predation. Metapopulations. Viability analysis. Community structure. Factors influencing the structure of the community. Food chains -Food webs. Succession. Models describing the response of community to disturbance.Community matrix and stability. Landscape ecology.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • software for modeling
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
PowerPoint for teaching Vensim, RAMAS, PVA and Microsoft Excel for training e-learning
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures451.8
Laboratory Work180.7
Fieldwork80.3
Reading Assigment602.4
Written assigments150.6
Exams40.2
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
Separate written examinations in theory and practice. By the theoretical examinations (75%), the teacher want to identify whether the students have understood which are the basic mechanisms/processes that regulate the population growth and the dynamics of the community. The practical exams (25%) aimed to check the students' ability to - built and solve population dynamics models - evaluate the results of the analysis as well the analysis of the data collected in the field - present the results
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Michael Begon, Robert W. Howarth, Colin R. Townsend 2015.Οικολογία Πληθυσμοί, Βιοκοινότητες και Εφαρμογές, Εκδόσεις Utopia (μετάφραση) Γ.Π. Στάμου 2008. Οικολογία. Εισαγωγή στην οικολογία των πληθυσμών. Εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ
Additional bibliography for study
Εκπαιδευτικό Σύγραμμα. Γ.Π. Στάμου, Ε.Μ. Παπαθεοδώρου (2015). Δομή και Δυναμική Βιοκοινοτήτων (e-book). Hellenic Academic Libraries, Athens. ISBN 978-960-603-158-8. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11419/4388
Last Update
12-02-2021