RIVER AND LAKE ECOSYSTEMS

Course Information
TitleΛΙΜΝΟΠΟΤΑΜΙΟ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΙ / RIVER AND LAKE ECOSYSTEMS
CodeΖΟ.ENB.6.23
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitra Bobori
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001678

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

Registered students: 56
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Moriakī Viología, Genetikī kai ViotechnologíaElective Courses637
Perivallontikī ViologíaElective Courses637
GenikīElective Courses637

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours7
Class ID
600167991
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
It aims at: a) acquiring the knowledge of the structure and function of lake and river ecosystems focusing on hydromorphological, physico-chemical and in particular on biological elements and assessing and monitoring the ecological quality of surface waters in accordance with the EU Directive (2000/60/EC) having as an environmental objective to protect water and achieve good water quality.b) the public awareness about the protection and integrated management of aquatic ecosystems of inland waters. c) the acquisition of competencies in field instrumentation and sampling, identification of phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates and fish, the use of biotic indices and specialized software for statistical analyses. d) the development of their ability to access the online library of Aristotle University and the use of foreign and greek literature, editing, writing and presentating various relevant to the subject matters individually and / or in groups.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Origin of lakes and rivers. Geomorphological features and typology. Physical characteristics of water (light, temperature, discharge, current). Chemical components of water (O2, CO2, ions, pH, nutrients, sulfur, conductivity, TDS, TSS, salinity). Organisms (benthos, plankton,fish, Waterfowl, higher plants), and methods of sampling. Food webs. Productivity. Pollution and Biomonitoring. Management. Legislation. Restoration. Laboratory exercises: 1. Identification of phytoplankton. 2. Identification of zooplankton. 3. Plankton sampling-study of fresh material. 4. Identification of benthic macroinvertebrates, 5. Use of biotic indices. 6. Identification of fish. Outdoor exercises: Sampling benthic macroinvertebrates and fish in river systems, recording hydromorphological, physical and chemical characteristics – pressures and habitat modification.
Keywords
lakes; rivers
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Power point presentations and selfassessemnt test in the moodle educatioanl platform as well as electronic communication with the students.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures602.4
Laboratory Work180.7
Fieldwork80.3
Reading Assigment401.6
Project361.4
Written assigments100.4
Exams30.1
Total1757
Student Assessment
Description
Written Examination, Oral examination, written assignments, Self-assessment electronically. 1. Each lab exercise is examined orally. The laboratory examination of each subject must be successful. The average of the exercise grades counts 25% in the overall score of the course. 2. Part of the study materials covered by a project and oral examination. 3. A computerized exam (in the noodle ) based on multiple choice counts 20% of the final written exam. Questions which must be developed in short or extended answers count 55% of the final written exam. Consequently for the final grade count the performance in the laboratory exersices (25%), the moodle tests (20%) and the written exam at the end (55%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Wetzel, R. G. 2006. Λιμνολογία. Λιμναία και ποτάμια οκοσυστήματα. Επιμέλεια Ελληνικής Έκδοσης Α. Οικονόμου-Αμίλλη, Εκδόσεις Κωσταράκη
Additional bibliography for study
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Last Update
19-01-2021