Rangeland vegetation analysis and grazing animals

Course Information
TitleΑνάλυση Λιβαδικής Βλάστησης και Βόσκοντα Ζώα / Rangeland vegetation analysis and grazing animals
Code32Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019427

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

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)322

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600231980
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will be able to: 1) assess vegetation cover with different methods 2) calculate the composition of floristic vegetation 3) determine the production of above-ground biomass 4) assess other quantitative parameters as frequency, density etc 5) become familiar with the methods of measuring quality parameters (crude protein, NDF, ADF, ADL etc.)
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Techniques for assessing quantitative characteristics of vegetation. Specifically, vegetation cover, floristic composition, species density, frequency, height rangeland species, Methods of rangeland biomass production measurements. Vigor of rangeland species. Estimation methods of species diversity. Data analysis. Classification of native rangeland plants of the country with emphasis to the families Poaceae and Fabaceae. Specifically, study the ecological types their growth (herbaceous annuals and perennials, shrubs) the height spread (low, mountainous and subalpine vegetation zone wide),the economic value, the strength to grazing, their capacity to adapt into different environments, their resistance to stress condition, sthe competitive ability, nutritional value, the grazing preference and the managerial characteristics. Methods of determination of the chemical composition of plant species. Antiquality components. Methods of determination of the antiquality components. Τhe wordwide effects of long-term grazing on rangeland biodiversity.
Keywords
vegetation cover, plant composition, biomass production, grazing, secondary compounds, diversity, forage quality, rangeland plant species
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Fieldwork60.2
Reading Assigment180.6
Written assigments80.3
Exams20.1
Total602
Student Assessment
Description
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. In addition, there is the possibility of an optional review of an article related to the subject of the course to improve the final passing grade of the exams up to 20%.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις ''Λιβαδική τεχνική" Κ. Τσιουβάρας Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις «Λιβαδικά Φυτά» Ζ. Κούκουρα
Last Update
02-07-2023