Rangeland ecophysiology

Course Information
TitleΛιβαδική Οικοφυσιολογία / Rangeland ecophysiology
Code52Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019444

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

Registered students: 11
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)532
Elective CoursesCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)532
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)532
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)532
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)532
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)532

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600232010
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Τhe teaching plan includes three learning objectives : 1) development of critical thinking in solving problems related to the change in crop production for the forthcoming climate change and the upcoming drought ( examinations and tests of any kind are made with open books and notes) 2 ) understanding the functional relationship production - environment and in particular the multi-parametric system microclimate - drought - photosynthesis - water balance of plant tissue and 3 ) learning the function of simple devices capable of determining elementary physiology measurements
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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Analysis of the relationship dynamics between plant function and microenvironmental parameters change, in particular drought and radiation, Environment-Microclimate, Function of microclimatic parameters (CO2, H2O, PAR, T oC etc) and production, Photosynthesis-Drought,Mechanisms of adaptation to drought, Indicators of resistance to drought (WUE, A / gs), Solar radiation, Light and leaf interactions, Soil, plant and light, Phytochrome as a sensory of the bright environment, The importance of sunflecs for plants, The temperature relations of plants, The energy balance of the leaf, Tolerance of plants to high and low temperatures, Ecophysiology of seeds, Soil seed banks and strategies, The effect of the parent environment on lethargy, Seed germination, Soil as a source of nutrients for plants, Nutrient movement in the soil, Adjustments of kinetic nutrient uptake of nutrients, Response to nutrient demand, Response to environmental factors, Inorganic nutrition in toxic and extreme environments: Heavy metals, Salinity, Ecophysiology of environmental stress: Stress and abiotic environment and plant organisms. Water stress status: water potential, Water in the plant body, transpiration, Drought, Mechanisms for responding to salt accumulation, Osmotic potential, ABA, Photosynthesis, mechanisms against abiotic stress, Water use efficiency, Stress genes, Native plants of the Mediterranean landscape, Role of secondary metabolites in Plant Defense and Pollination, Allopathy of secondary metabolites. Ecophysiology of endangered plants. Biodiversity: Importance of plant diversity, Plant diversity of Greece, Conservation of biological diversity, Endangered species-Risk categories, Causes of reduction of biological diversity, Plant response to biotic stress
Keywords
Microclimate, environment, drought, radiation, production, mechanism of adaptation
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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Laboratory Work60.2
Reading Assigment180.6
Written assigments80.3
Exams20.1
Total602
Student Assessment
Description
Το achieve learning objectives, students will be evaluated based on the written examination of the course. To obtain a passing grade (at least 5) it is required to achieve a passing grade a) in the final exam which includes: Short answer questions from all the syllabus of the course. Solving exercises related to the subject of the course either b) in the weekly test (average) Analysis and presentation of papers which can improve the final score by up to 20%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κ. Γεωργίου, Κ. Θάνος, Σ. Ριζοπούλου, Μ.Σ. Μελετίου-Χρήστου 2013. Οικοφυσιολογία Φυτών. Εκδόσεις Δίαυλος. 213 σελ. Hopkins W.G and N.P.A Huner 2020 Φυσιολογία Φυτών. Εκδόσεις Broken Hill Publishers
Additional bibliography for study
Επιστημονικά άρθρα 1. Παρουσιάσεις μαθήματος 2. Εργασίες στα μελετούμενα αντικείμενα
Last Update
31-08-2023