Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001014102014FISH ECOLOGYCompulsory483
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of the course is to enable students to learn knowledge of interactions among fishes and relationships with their biotic and abiotic surroundings and make use of it in their studies.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Belgin Hoşsucu, Prof.Dr. Okan Özaydın
Learning Outcomes
1Ability of student to conceive the importance of relationship of fishes with biotic and abiotic surroundings and use information on ecosystem in related fields in order to predict recruitment neccessary in fisheries management
2Ability of students to scientifically assess data of enviroment which fishes inhabit, analyse emerging problems and develop solutions to them.
3. Ability to conceive negative effects on fishes in our seas in present biodiversity and their related interactions in food chain and teach maintenance and preservation of the environment that they inhabit.
4Ability to use and interpret what has been learned in interdisciplinary studies.
5Ability to independently work on, achieve and benefit from the associated publication.
6Ability to design and assess knowledge of fish ecology by questioning it and considering the database, methods and principles related to research and study.
7Ability to report and convene on knowledge of what has been explored by undertaking responsibility and accountibility.
8Ability to acquire theoretical and applicable knowledge of biotic and abiotic factors concerning fishes.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
This study explains fish interactions and their biotic and abiotic surrounding (specific gravity and pressure, temperature, salinity, gases of water, light, electric currents, electromagnetic vibrations, x-rays and radyoactivity, bottom accumulation and particle matters, water movement and fish activity, biotic interactions and construction of communities, migrations, place obtaining, constitution of flock, diet and growth, life stages and population dynamics of fishes).
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Interactions of fishes and introduction to their biotic and abiotic environment Lagoon survey
2Water specific gravity and pressure Marine survey
3Water salinity and gases in waterCoastal survey
4Light, electric currents, electromagnetic vibrations, x-rays and radyoactivityMaterial studying
5Bottom accumulation and particle matters, water movement and fish activityMaterial studying
6Biotic interactions and construction of fish communities Documantory film
7Migrations Documantory film
8Mid-term exam
9Place obtaining, constitution of flock in fishesDocumantory film
10Diet and growthStomach contents
11Life stages and population dynamicsStomach contents
12Life stages and population dynamicsTeeth studying
13Presentation of term projectScales and age
14Presentation of term projectOtolith and age
15Presentation of term projectFeeding and digestive
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Wootton, R.J.,1992. Fish ecology. Chapman and Hall, New York, 212pp. Nikolsky, 1968. The ecology of fishes. Academic press inc., London, 352pp. Demir, N., 1992.İhtiyoloji.İstanbul üniv.yayın no:219, sayı 3668,391sf. Lagler, K.F.ve diğ., 1962. Ichthyology.Jjon Willey and Sons.,2. Baskı,506sf. Odum, E.P.,Barrett, G.W.,2008.Ekolojinin temel ilkeleri.Palme yay. Ankara,598sf.
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14114
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation111
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)113
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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