Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001003032014PLANKTONOLOGYCompulsory353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Students will be able to recognize various types of marine plankton, and evaluate their ecologies
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. M. Ruşen Ustaoğlu, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Cem Aygen, Asst.Prof.Dr. Levent YURGA
Learning Outcomes
1 Historical development, general characteristics and systematic outline of plankton, and being able to describe the main definitions in plankton.
2Being able to understand and evaluate plankton ecology depending on physical and chemical characteristics of water column
3Being able to identify the main representatives of the major groups of plankton
4Learning the feeding, reproduction and development in planktonik groups
5Being able to understand and evaluate distribution, spatial variations, dynamics, and relation with environment
6Information about the plankton in the food web, the role of energy transfer, fish production, adaptation to physicochemical variations, and patchiness, red tide, and having to explain.
7Being able to perform field studies in order to obtain materials required for application of ecological studies.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The course will include a review of a general knowledge of marine planktonic organisms, improve the knowledge of marine plankton ecology, and try to describe mechanisms and relations, and the study of plankton. Terminology of limnoplanktonic organisms, taxonomy of phytoplankton and zooplanktoni indices releated to the limnoplankton, Limnoplanktonic biodiversity of Turkey.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition and general characteristics of the Plankton Adaptation to pelagic lifeThe study of Phytoplankton Groups
2Divisions of the plankton; general characteristics of the planktonic populations Vertical distribution and diurnal migrationThe study of Diatoms
3Variation with time and seasonal fluctuations in plankton Mode of nutrition and feedingThe study of dinoflagellats
4Neuston and pleuston Planktonic indicator speciesThe study of Ciliats
5Impact of climate change on marine plankton diversity Alien planktonıThe study of Holoplankton
6Methods used in the study of planktonThe study of Meroplankton
7MIDTERM EXAMLaboratory midterm exam
8Phytoplankton of inland waters Microscope study
9Phytoplankton of inland watersMicroscope study
10Phytoplankton of inland watersMicroscope study
11Phytoplankton of inland watersıMicroscope study
12Zooplankton of inland watersMicroscope study
13Zooplankton of inland watersMicroscope study
14Zooplankton of inland watersMicroscope study
15Limnoplankton releated indices, Limnoplankton of TurkeyMicroscope study
16FINAL EXAMLaboratory exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Özel, İ., 2007, Planktonoloji, Ders Kitabı,Ege Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayınları, Yayın no: 56, 270 s. Bougis, P., 1976. Marine Plankton Ecology. North-Holland/American Elsevier, Publ.Com.,Inc.,Amsterdam, 355 pp. Koray, T., 2002. Denizel Fitoplankton, Ders kitabı Ege Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayınları, Yayın no: 32 Özel,İ., 2005. Planktonoloji II. Denizel Zooplankton. Ege Üniv.Su Ürün Fak.Yay. No.49, 269 s. Suthers,M.I., Rissik,D., 2009. Plankton. A guide to their ecology and monitoring for water quality. CSIRO, 256 pp. Wimpenny,R.S.1966. The plankton of the Sea. Faber and Faber. Ltd. London.426 pp. Hutchinson, G.E., A Treatise on Limnology, Volume II, Introduction to Lake Biology and the Limnoplankton. John Wiley & Sons, New York, London, Sydney, 1115 p. 1967.
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
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14114
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination166
Laboratory Midterm Examination111
Laboratory Examination111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)86
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO5  4      3   
LO6  33    3    
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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