Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003102014VEGETATION GEOGRAPHYCompulsory363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to give the students the ecological conditions on Earth, classification methods of t vegetation formations .
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assis. Prof. Dr. Aylin Karadaş
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to explain and describe flora kingdoms of the earth.
2Be able to explain the ecological factors which determine to distributions.
3Have learned interaction of physical factors on geographic distributions of vegetation formations
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Vegetation formations approach, paleogeographic, • Depending on the geological and climatological changes, distribution of plants on earth,
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of flora and vegetation area. Expression
2Migration: Active (biological proliferation) and passive (with a carrier) migrations. Progressive and regressive developments of vegetation formations. Endemic and relics plants.Expression
3Field degradation and its causes: Tectonics: Continental drift and the effects of Climatic: the geological ages and the effects of climate change to explainExpression
4Evolution of flora up to the Tertiary, continental drift; floral evolution during the Tertiary; floral evolution during the PleistoceneExpression
5Postglacial floral evolutionExpression
6Ecological interpretation of distribution ranges, distinction of distribution ranges and development of species.Endemism and distribution patternsExpression
7World of flora.Expression
8Midterms (Visa)
9The concept of vegetation formation. Climatic and structuralExpression
10Vegetation formations in the tropics: Tropical rain forests. Expression
11Vegetation formations in the tropics: Tropical Savanna/Seasonal ForestExpression
12Subtropical zone of the vegetation formations. Formation of ecological factors and vegetation impacts on the styling.Expression
13In the Mediterranean vegetation and its internal diversity. Reasons. Monsoon and the dry climate and vegetation formations.Expression
14The vegetation formations of temperate zone (The temperate deciduous forest, coniferous forest, temperate grassland/shrubland)Expression
15Taiga and tundraExpression
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• Floristic regions, endemic and relics • A systematic classification of vegetation formations • structural classification of vegetation formations and • Vegetation formations and their distribution according to climatic regions of the world.
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
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
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study8216
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading8216
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2         5   
LO3         4   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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