Course Information
TitleΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ / ECOLOGY
CodeΝ014Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001758

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course425

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 498
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course425

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours112
Class ID
600142925
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
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
Required Courses
  • Ν008Υ PLANT ANATOMY AND MORPHOLOGY
  • Ν017Υ SOIL SCIENCE
  • Ν021Υ PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
  • Ν035Ε AGRICULTURAL ZOOLOGY
  • Ν063Ε SYSTEMATIC BOTANY
General Prerequisites
Recommended that students attend the courses "Anatomy and Morphology of Plant", "Agricultural Zoology", "Soil Science", "Systematic Botany" and "Plant Physiology"
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. have a basic scientific knowledge of the Natural History 2. understand general ecological subjects 3. obtain the necessary background for applied agricultural and environmental disciplines. 4. develop critical thinking skills to ecological issues.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the Science of Ecology. Ecology and Evolution. Ecosystems and communities. Terrestrial biomes. Energy and productivity in ecosystems. Food relations, Food webs in ecosystems. Biogeochemical cycles. Greenhouse effect. Nutrient budgets in ecosystems. Adaptations of organisms to the environment. Growth and regulation of population. Demography. Intra-specific competition. Interspecific (biotic) interactions (competition, predation, mutuality, cooperation) - Homeostasis of the ecosystem. Development and evolution of the ecosystem (Succession).
Keywords
Ecology, Ecosystem, Population, Community, Energy, Productivity, Biochemical cycle, Glasshouse effect.
Educational Material Types
  • 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
Lectures75
Tutorial34
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities3
Written assigments22
Exams6
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
100% written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βερεσόγλου Δ. "Οικολογία 2010 ΓΑΡΤΑΓΑΝΗΣ ΑΓΙΣ-ΣΑΒΒΑΣ (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 32998680)
Additional bibliography for study
Σαιτάνης Κ. και Καρανδεινός Μ.Γ. 2010. Πληθυσμιακή Οικολογία - Δυναμική Πληθυσμών. ΕΜΒΡΥΟ - ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΑΔΗΣ. Krebs C.J. 2001. Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, 5th Edition. Benjamin Cummings.
Last Update
18-05-2020