ADVANCED ECOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΠΡΟΧΩΡΗΜΕΝΗ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ / ADVANCED ECOLOGY
CodeAKA804
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAndreas Mamolos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600017439

Programme of Study: Prógramma metaptychiakṓn Spoudṓn Aeiforiká Geōrgiká Systīmata Paragōgīs kai Klimatikī Allagī

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization118

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours65
Class ID
600180283
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of ecological terms, computers, and searcjing in literature.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. have an advanced scientific knowledge of Ecology. 2. understand general ecological issues. 3. obtain the necessary background for environmental issues.
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Evolution of species. Interspecific competition. Predation. Factors influencing community structure. Pest control. Limits of geographical distribution of organisms. Alien species. Patterns of species richness. Island biogeography. Biodiversity. Effect of extreme climatic conditions on terrestrial ecosystems. Climate and phytogenetic resources.
Keywords
Ecology, Ecosystem, Population, Community, Energy, Productivity, Biochemical cycle.
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 Communication with Students
Description
Teaching with powerpoint.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures40
Reading Assigment24
Tutorial14
Internship12
Project24
Written assigments24
Exams12
Total150
Student Assessment
Description
100% written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
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.
Last Update
21-10-2020