|SCHOOL||AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES|
|COURSE TITLE||GENERAL ECOLOGY|
|INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES||TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK||ECTS|
|Lectures and laboratory course||5||5|
|LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)||Greek|
|THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS||Yes (in English)|
|COURSE WEBSITE (URL)||https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01177|
- TEACHING OUTCOMES
|Upon the completion of the course the students will be able to:
1.Understand the basic principles of ecology.
2.Use the main demographic parameters and life table data to describe population dynamics
3.Understand the main interactions between different species and how these may affect the abundance.
- COURSE CONTENT
|Introduction to Ecology. Adaptive strategies of organisms. Organisms and abiotic environment. Population dynamics. Interspecific competition. Organism interactions. Predacity. Aquatic ecosystems. The biocommunity and ecosystem concepts. Energy and productivity of ecosystems. Material recycling. Biodiversity.|
- TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
|DELIVERING METHOD||In classroom|
|TEACHING ORGANIZATION||Activity||Semester workload|
(25-hour workload per credit unit)
|STUDENT ASSESSMENT||Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.|
5. PROPOSED LITERATURE
|M. Begon, R.W. Howarth & C.R. Townsend 2014. Essentials of Ecology, 4th edition (2014), Wiley.
Supplementary literature sources will be available during the course through e-class.