Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102096052005Grassland EcologyCompulsory118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course; to search the relations and reciprocations of biotic and a biotic factors which were effective at the pasture and meadow development. Spreading biology of pasture-meadow plants, formation and degradation of climax vegetation and assessment of the factors causing degradation, to learn the degradation periods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Hakan GEREN
Learning Outcomes
1To synthesis the relation between plant and environment of pasture-meadow climax (natural) vegetations.
2To understand the ecological factors of the pasture and meadow development.
3To interpret the reasons of climax vegetation degradation.
4To comprehend the degradation periods of climax vegetation.
5To evaluate the spreading biology of pasture-meadow plants.
6To provide recommendations to manufacturers at protection of natural pasture-meadows.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Ecological factors influence the formation of meadow-pasture, Spreading biology of pasture-meadow plants, formation and degradation of climax vegetation and assessment of the factors causing degradation, degradation periods, protection methods (Cultural-Technique) of pasture-meadow.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Ecological factors and effects of pasture-meadow vegetation: 1-Temparature,
22-Water(Precipitation and groundwater),
33-Light, 4-Chemical factors,
45-Mechanic factors, 6-Orographic Factors,
57-Biotic (Human-Animal-Plant) factors.
6The spreading biology of pasture-meadow plants.
7The formation of climax vegetation: 1- Xerophytic plant growth.
82- Hydrophilic plant growth.
9Midterm
10Climax vegetation change.
11Causes of climax vegetation degradation.
12(Continue)
13Periods of climax vegetation degradation
14Secondary plant growing at degraded pasture-meadows.
15Term project presentation.
16Final
Recommended or Required Reading
1-Aydın,İ.,Uzun,F.,2002:Çayır-Mera Amenajmanı ve Islahı.19Mayıs Ün. Zir. Fak. Ders Kitabı NO:9, 313 sy. SAMSUN 2-Bakır,Ö.,1987:Çayır-Mera Amenajmanı. Ankara Ün. Zir. Fak. Yayınları NO:992,363 sy. ANKARA 3- Gençkan, M.S.,1985:Çayır-Mera Kültürü-Amenajmanı-Islahı..Ege Ün. Zir.Fak. Yay. No. 483,655 sy., Bornova / İZMİR 4-Gökkuş,A.,Koç,A.,2001:Mera ve Çayır Yönetimi.Atatürk Ün. Zir. Fak. Ders Yayınları NO:228,329 sy. ERZURUM 5-Tarman,Ö.,1972:Yem Bitkileri,Çayır ve Mera Kültürü. Ankara Ün. Zir. Fak. Yayınları NO:464,192 sy. ANKARA
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Team/Group Work4312
Field Work10330
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation133
Self Study10330
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading10550
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)238
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