Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001014042014STREAM ECOLOGYCompulsory483
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objectives of this course are to be learning of the importance and place in Limnology, Stream hydrology, geomorphology and channel formation, physical and chemical characteristics of stream, Stream biota, Trophic relationships, Predation, herbivory, competitive interactions, Streams of Turkey and their characteristics, and Stream management.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr. Esat T. Topkara
Learning Outcomes
1To learn concepts of stream hydrology, geomorphology and channel formation.
2To distinguish physical and chemical characteristics of stream.
3To distinguish stream biota.
4To distinguish stream trophic relationships.
5To learn the characteristics rivers of Turkey.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Stream definition, Importance of stream and Stream in Limnology, Stream hydrology, Geomorphological features and Channel formation, Physical and Chemical characteristics of stream, Stream biota (Vegetation, Invertebrates, Vertebrates), Food chain in stream, Microbial food chain, Predation, Herbivory and Competitive interactions, River basins in Turkey, The geological, physical, chemical and biological features of Turkey streams, Stream modification, Climate change impacts on streams, Exotic species and its effects, Recovery and restoration of streams.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Stream definition, Importance of stream and Stream in Limnology; Stream hydrology, Geomorphological features and Channel formationSimulation of the formation of rivers
2Physical characteristics of streamPhysical differences between streams and lakes
3Chemical characteristics of streamPhytoplankton and macrophytes in rivers
4Stream biota (Vegetation)Zooplanktonic groups in rivers
5Stream biota (Invertebrates)Zooplanktonic groups in rivers
6Stream biota (Invertebrates)Benthic invertebrates in rivers
7Stream biota (Vertebrates)Benthic invertebrates in rivers
8Mid-Term examLaboratory midter exam
9Food chain in stream; Microbial food chainBenthic invertebrates in rivers
10Predation, Herbivory and Competitive interactionsBenthic invertebrates in rivers
11River basins in Turkey, The geological, physical, chemical and biological features of Turkey streamsBenthic invertebrates in rivers
12River basins in Turkey, The geological, physical, chemical and biological features of Turkey streamsNektonic forms in the rivers
13River basins in Turkey, The geological, physical, chemical and biological features of Turkey streamsNektonic forms in the rivers
14Stream modification; Climate change impacts on streamsRivers restoration
15Exotic species and its effects; Recovery and restoration of streamsRivers restoration
16Final ExamLaboratory exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Allan, J.D. (1997). Stream Ecology (Structure and function of running waters). Chapman & Hall, London. Moss, B. (1988). Ecology of Fresh Water (Man and Medium). Blackwell Scientific Publications. London. Calow, P., Petts, G.E. (1992). The river handbook: Hydrological and ecological principles (Volume I). Blackwell Scientific Publications. London. Tanyolaç, J. (2009). Limnoloji:Tatlısu Bilimi (5. baskı). Hatiboğlu Yayınevi. Ankara.
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
Laboratory14228
Self Study6318
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Laboratory Midterm Examination111
Laboratory Examination111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)108
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO3      3 34   
LO4         3455
LO5        3   3
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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