PROTECTION, BIOMONITORING AND RESTORATION OF ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

Course Information
TitleΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑ, ΒΙΟΠΑΡΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΚΩΝ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΩΝ / PROTECTION, BIOMONITORING AND RESTORATION OF ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
CodeEC.ENB.8.6
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEffimia Papatheodorou
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001686

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

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses845

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600167999
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
General Ecology, Ecology of Populations and communities, English language
Learning Outcomes
They can assess the causes that led to the degradation of the studied system. They can suggest management practices for the restoration of the system. They can prioritize their practices. They can choose the most appropriate and feasible practice in terms of available time and money. They can assess the success of rehabilitation. They can reevaluate and redesign the recovery project if the result is not desirable.
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 an international context
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Meanings and definition of ecological restoration. Application of ecological theories to restoration ecology. Restoration objectives and reference systems. Assessment of the restoration success.Reversibility over time and space scales. Recovery Plans: Charting and evaluation of the current situation, social and cultural components, restoration techniques. Implementation of measures, assessment of the restoration success, redefinition of goals, techniques and procedures. Models applied to the restoration of desertified systems. Examples of restored ecological systems in the Mediterranean area. Visit to restored lignite extraction sites and landfill (Landfill). Preparation and presentation of projects on ecosystem restoration issues
Keywords
aims of restoration, restoration success, restoration techniques, adaptive management, phytoremediation, mychorrhiza, alien species, desertified areas
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
Microsoft PowerPoint and videos from Internet used in teaching. Blackboard and the department webpage used for the communication with the students.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures301.2
Laboratory Work210.8
Fieldwork80.3
Reading Assigment632.5
Exams30.1
Total1255
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams to test the understanding of the theory of restoration. Also, the presentation of a project in the classroom by using the PowerPoint programme. The project is individual, it usually comes from the journal Restoration ecology and it has been selected and assigned by the teachers. This process aims to bring the student into contact with the recovery of specific degraded ecosystem, to monitor the actions have been taken to restore it as well as the results of these actions. By this process, the ability of the student to understand the text and his ability to give a clear, on time and complete picture of the text is evaluated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Ε. Μ Παπαθεοδώρου, Γ.Π. Στάμου (2015). Εδαφικές διεργασίες και Αποκατάσταση εδαφώνs (e-book). Hellenic Academic Libraries, Athens. ISBN: 978-960-603-314-8. URL:http://hdl.handle.net/11419/4292
Last Update
30-08-2021