Rangeland Ecology

Course Information
TitleΛιβαδική Οικολογία / Rangeland Ecology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019425

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 98
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course325

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
1. Analysis and understanding of the processes involved in the functioning of the rangeland ecosystem 2. Understanding the ecological role of grazing 3. New ideas and approaches on grazing to maintain rangeland ecosystem equilibrium and environmental protection 4. Develop critical thinking 5. Practice solving problems
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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Rangeland ecosystems structure and function. Dynamics of rangeland veg¬etation, plant physi¬ology and productivity in relation to grazing. Water re¬lations at the community level.
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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Using lectures and laboratory exercises slideshow software, with a display of the effects of grazing and other anthropogenic influences on biodiversity and productivity of rangeland ecosystems. E-mail communication with students.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work501.7
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the course is based on the written examination in the theory of the course, the laboratory exercises. and participation in the Excursion. The evaluation of the course is based on the written examination of the course either at the end of the semester or with 2 midterm exams during the semester. The exams of the course include multiple-choice questions and short/extended answers from the taught course material. The examination of the laboratory exercises takes place at the end of the semester and includes a) plant identification and b) written examinations. In order to secure a promotional grade, it is required to secure a promotional grade in both components (Theory, Laboratory) as well as to participate in the Excursion. The final grade is as follows: Course examination grade 90% Laboratory grade 10%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παπανάστασης Β.Π. Νοιτσάκης.1992. Λιβαδική Οικολογία. Γιαχούδης-Γιαπούλης.Θεσσαλονίκη Οικολογία Λιβαδιών. Παπαναστάσης Β. και Ισπικουδης Β, 2012 Εκδόσης Γιαχούδη - Γιαπούδη Ο.Ε Θεσσαλονίκη (2012)
Additional bibliography for study
Κούκουρα Ζ. 2008. Κλείδες αναγνωρίσης λιβαδικών φυτών. Πανεπιστημιακές Παραδόσεις
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