Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025341999Bioindicator Insects in Environmental PollutionElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to enable students to understand the general characteristics of bioindicator insects and enable them to utilize in environmental prpblems.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Serdar Tezcan
Learning Outcomes
1Gaining the oppurtunity to prepare reports, or to assess the reports prepared by others
2Gaining knowledge on the general characteristics of bioindicator insects
3Gaining knowledge on methods in bioindication of insects
4Gaining knowledge on direct effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects
5Gaining knowledge on indirect effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Bioindicator insects ,• General characteristics of bioindicator insects,• Direct effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects,• Indirect effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects,• Methods in bioindication of insects
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General information on courses
2Pollution and environment
3Pollution and environment
4General characteristics of bioindicator insects
5General characteristics of bioindicator insects
6Direct effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects
7Direct effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects
8Midterm exam
9Indirect effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects
10Indirect effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects
11Indirect effects of pollutants on bioindicator insects
12Methods in bioindication of insects
13Methods in bioindication of insects
14Methods in bioindication of insects
15Presentation of the project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Alstad, D. N., G. F. Edmunds, L. H. Weinstein, “Effects of air pollutants on insect populations”. Annual Review of Entomology, 27: 369-384. (1982). Odum, E. P., “Fundamentals of Ecology”. W. B. Saunders Company, London. 546 pp. (1959). Önder, F., Y. Karsavuran & S. Tezcan, “Çevre kirliliği araştırmalarında biyoindikatör böceklerin rolü ve önemi. Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi, 29 (1): 111-125. (1992). Tezcan, S. & F. Önder, “Çevre kirliliği araştırmalarında balarılarının biyoindikatör böceklerin rolü ve önemi”. Teknik Arıcılık, 19: 14-15. (1988).
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
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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)
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14228
Project Presentation11515
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13535
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)234
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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