Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025231999Pollution-Insect RelationshipsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to explain the importance of biodiversity, agricultural pests and beneficial insects being affected by environmental pollution and to gain the ability to use this information in the fields of plant protection and biodiversity.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yusuf KARSAVURAN
Learning Outcomes
1Establishing the relationship between environmental pollution and vital activitiy of insects,
2Associating the effect of environmental pollution to the insects who collect and give useful products,
3Developing new approaches and producing solutions to get under control the environmental pollution in terms of biodiversity and food chain,
4Creating an article, report and project related to topic and evaluating these.
5Associating the effect of environmental pollution to the benefits and harms of the insects,
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The pollution and its reasons,The effects of pollution on the morphology, biology, ecology and ethology of insects,The effects of pollution in view of economical aspects,The effects of pollution on insect harmfulness,The effects of pollution on insects that collect and provide useful products for humans.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of pollution, its reasons and general concepts
2The effects of pollution on the morphology of insects
3The effects of pollution on the biology of insects
4The effects of pollution on the ecology of insects
5The effects of pollution on the ethology of insects
6The effects of pollution on insect diversity
7The effects of pollution on the population changes of insects
8Midterm Exam
9The effects of pollution on the plants that insects feed
10The effects of pollution on the insect’s damage
11The effects of pollution on the insects who collect and give useful products
12Precautions to be taken for the insects who collect and give useful products
13The effects and evaluation of pollution in terms of economical entomology
14Precautions for environmental pollution
15Preparing and evaluating term paper and report
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading: Karsavuran, Y., Çevre Kirliliği Böcek İlişkileri, Basılmamış Yüksek Lisans Ders Notları, Ege Üniv. Ziraat Fak., Bornova, İzmir, 73 s., 2010. Recommended Readings: 1. Akman, Y., Ketenoğlu, O., Kurt, L., Düzenli, S., Güney, K., Kurt. F., Çevre Kirliliği (Çevre Biyolojisi), Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 299 s., 2004. 2. Anonymous, Türkiye’nin Çevre Sorunları ‘83, Türkiye Çevre Sorunları Vakfı Yayını, Ankara, 336 s., 1983. 3. Ecevit, O., Mennan, H., Aksoy, H. M., Akça, İ., Tarımsal Mücadele İlaçları ve Çevreye Olan Etkileri, Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Ders Kit. N. 32, Samsun, 145 s., 1999. 4. Walker, C. H., Hopkin, S. P., Sibly, R. M., Peakall, D. B., Principles of Ecotoxicology, Taylor&Francis Ltd, London, 321 pp., 1998.
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
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
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)
Quiz515
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation11010
Report Presentation155
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination15050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)226
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