Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003032014ECOLOGICAL VEGETATION GEOGRAPHYCompulsory353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To provide students with the opportunity to learn more about plants and their role in the environment, and apply general ecological principles to the understanding of plant communities and interactions between plants and other organisms.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assis. Prof. Dr. Aylin Karadaş
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to explain the importance of plants as energy producers within ecosystems,
2Be able to explain basic ecological principles,
3Be able to explain plant modifications to environment.
4Be able to explain describe the effects of a range of abiotic environmental factors on plant growth and development,
5Relate plant distribution, growth and natural selection to soil, geography, weather and climate,
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Explain basic ecological principles, the importance of plants as energy producers within ecosystems, plant distribution, growth and natural selection to soil, geography, weather and climate, plant adaptations to extreme environments.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Ecological concepts and ecosystem dynamicsExpression
2Subjects and methods of plant geography. Historical development of plant geography discipline.Expression
3Principles of plant ecology.Expression
4Plant nutritionExpression
5Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 1. Atmosphere and gases.Expression
6Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 2. Light: Type, intensity, duration Expression
7Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 3. Water. Physical and physiological drought. Forest-water relations.Expression
8Midterms (Visa)
9Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 3. Water. Define the terms xerophyte, hydrophyte and halophyte Expression
10Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 4. Temperature. Mega term, mesoterm, mikroterm, hekistoterm plants.Expression
11Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 4. Temperature. Trees and forest boundaries.Expression
12Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 5. Rüzgar. Effects of winds on plants.Expression
13Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 6. Soil. Ecological effects of physical and chemical properties of soil.Expression
14Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 7. Orography.Expression
15Environmental factors on plant growth and development: 8. Biotic and anthropogenic factorsExpression
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Erinç. S. 1977. Vejetasyon Coğrafyası. İstanbul Üniv. Yay. 2276. Girardon J., Pelt J.M., Mazoyer M., Monad T.,2002. Bitkilerin En Güzel Tarihi. Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları. Strahler A.N. 1973. Introduction to Physical Geography. Jon Wiley and Sons, Inc. Tivy J. 1971. Biogeography, A Study of Plants in the Ecosphere. Oliver and Boyd. England
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)86
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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