Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025031998Population Ecology of PestsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to provide student to take knowledge about the reasons of increasing and decreasing pest populations on culture plants. And to evaluate these knowledge in plant protection.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yusuf KARSAVURAN
Learning Outcomes
1Benefit from population features on developing new approaches to solve the problems with pests and producing solution,
2Creating an article, report and project, and evaluating these.
3 Explicating knowledge about population ecology in terms of pests and plant protection,
4Adapting basic theories and concepts of population ecology on agricultural pest life cycle,
5Establishing relationship between ecological factors and populations of pests,
6Using knowledge about population features of pests in agriculture control,
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General information about population and population ecology,General features of populations,Parameters determining quantitative changes of populations,Population fluctuations,The reasons of fluctuations in natural populations,Methods of measurement of independent variables influencing population fluctuation,- Life tables, Key factor analysis and Fertility tables.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of population and population ecology, basic theories and conceptsPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
2General features of populationsPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
3Population structure and types of population growthPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
4Parameters determining quantitative changes of populations, reproductive, deathPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
5Parameters determining quantitative changes of populations, population movementsPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
6Population fluctuationsPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
7The reasons of fluctuations in natural populationsPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
8Midterm Exam
9Methods of measurement of independent ecological variables influencing population fluctuationPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
10Life tablesPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
11Key factor analysisPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
12Key factor analysisPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
13Fertility tablesPresentation and explanation of topic, discussion
14Fertility tablesPresentation 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., Hayvansal Zararlıların Populasyon Ekolojisi, Meta Basım, Bornova, İzmir, 94 s., 2004. Recommended Readings: 1. Andrewarta, H. G., “Introduction to the study of animal populations” Chapman and Hall Ltd. London, 1973 2. Clarke, L.R., Geiger, P.W., Hughes, R.D., Morris, R.F., The Ecology of Insect Populations in Theory and Practice. Methuen and Co. Ltd., London, 232 pp., 1970. 3. Kocataş, A., Ekoloji ve Çevre Biyolojisi (Beşinci baskı), Ege Üniversitesi Basımevi, Bornova, İzmir, 564 s.,1999. 4. Varley, G. C., Gradwell G. R., Hassel M. P., Insect Population Ecology. An Analytical Approach. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 212 pp., 1973.
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
Practice14228
Report Preparation21020
Report Presentation11010
Self Study6212
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)153
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