Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZBK306ECOLOGY OF PESTSCompulsory363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to give Knowledge About how Agricultural pests is impressed by environmental conditions, and to provide their ability of evaluate about these knowledge within the scope of plant protection.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yusuf KARSAVURAN
Learning Outcomes
1 Adapting base ecological theories and concepts on agricultural pest life cycle.
2Comprehending effects of ecological factors on pests
3Comprehending relationships between ecological factors and pests and explicating it in terms of plant protection.
4Establishing relationship between ecological factors and populations of pests.
5Evaluating effect of ecological factors in application plant protection methods
6Creating an article, report and project, and evaluating these
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition of ecology, its position within biology, subdivision of ecology, base theories and concepts, environmental resistance, autoecology, overage of reproductive of pests, being high of survival ability of pests, effect of environmental factors on pests, abiotic factors, biotic factors.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of ecology, base theories and conceptspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
2Subject and subdivision of ecology, autoecologypresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
3Overage of reproductive of pestspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
4Being high of survival ability of pestspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
5Effect of environmental factors on pests, abiotic factorspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
6Climatic ecological factorspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
7Climatic ecological factorspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
8Midterm Exam
9Climatic ecological factorspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
10Aclimatic ecological factorspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
11Aclimatic ecological factorspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
12Biotic factors, food factorpresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
13Interrelation of organismspresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
14Population densitypresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
15Preparing and evaluating term paper and reportpresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading: Önder, F., Zararlıların Ekolojisi ve Epidemiyolojisi, Meta Basım, Bornova, İzmir, 81 s., 2004. Recommended Readings: 1. Berkes, F., Kışlalıoğlu, M., Ekoloji ve Çevre Bilimleri, Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul, 350 s., 1990. 2. Kansu, İ. A., Böcek Çevrebilimi, I. Birey Ekolojisi (Gözden geçirilmiş ve genişletilmiş 4. Baskı), Birlik Matbaacılık-Yayıncılık, Ankara, 338 s., 2005. 3. Kocataş, A., Ekoloji ve Çevre Biyolojisi (Beşinci baskı), Ege Üniversitesi Basımevi, Bornova, İzmir,564 s.,1999. 4. Odum, E. P., Barrett, G. W., Ekolojinin Temel İlkeleri (Çeviri editörü K. Işık), Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 598 s., 2008. 5. Önder, F., Karsavuran, Y., Böcek Ekolojisi Uygulama Kılavuzu, Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, Bornova, İzmir, 81 s., 1986. 6. Şişli, M. N., Çevre Bilim Ekoloji, Yeni Fersa Matbaacılık, Ankara, 492 s., 1996.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz515
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation166
Report Presentation11010
Self Study5210
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11212
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)96
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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