Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102096032002Plant Sociology in GrasslandsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is, to have the student have the general information about plant science, to know the main outlines of pasture sociology in terms of floristic, ecologic and sociologic aspects and to have information about the flora and vegetation of our country
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. A. Esen ÇELEN
Learning Outcomes
1Competition of species, relations between reducing - invasive species and climax vegetation
2To have information about analytic and synthetic characteristics of plant comunitions, vegetation types and degregation of vegetation
3To get information about the historical development of pasture-plant sociology and the formation of plant societies
4To have information about contribution of ecological factors to the formation of plant communities
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Pasture and meadow
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The historical development of pasture-plant sociology and formation of plant societies, the effect of ecological factors to plant societies, competition capability of species, climax vegetation, enlargement biology of plant species, the analytic and synthetic characteristics of plant societies, important vegetation types in agriculture and degeneration of vegetation
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, content, reason and importance of the course
2The historical development of pasture sociology
3Formation of plant societies
4The effects of ecological factors on plant societies
5Competition capability of species
6Climax vegetation, reducing and increasing species, invader species
7Enlargement biology of plant species
8Mid – term exam
9The analitical characteristics of plant societies
10The synthetical characteristics of plant societies
11Vegetation measuring methods
12Important vegetation types in agriculture and degeneration of vegetation
13Important vegetation types in agriculture and degeneration of vegetation
14Presentation of term projects
15Presentation of term projects
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Gençkan, M. S. ve A. E. Çelen, 1994. Bitki Biliminin Tarihsel Gelişimi Içinde Otlak Sosyolojisi. E.Ü. Zir. Fak. Der., 31 (2-3): 239-246 2. Gençkan, M. S., A. E. Çelen ve M. Tosun, 1992. Türkiye’nin Subalpin ve Alpin Meralarının Islahı İçin Floristik Klasifikasyon Araştırmaları. TÜBİTAK Tarım ve Ormancılık Dergisi, 16(2):460-469 3. Gençkan, M. S., ve A. E. Çelen, 1994. Türkiye’nin Maki Vejetasyonlu Meralarının Islahı Amacıyla Floristik Sınıflandırma Araştırmaları. TÜBİTAK Tarım ve Ormancılık Dergisi, 18(4):303-312 4. İzbırak, R., 1976. Bitki Coğrafyası. Ankara Üniv. Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fak. Yay. No:266 5. Atalay, İ., 1983. Türkiye Vejetasyon Coğrafyasına Giriş. E.Ü. Edebiyat Fak. Yay. No:19.
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 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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Team/Group Work4416
Project Preparation21530
Project Presentation212
Self Study10770
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)238
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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