Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001014152014MICROPLANKTON FOR EVOLUATION OF SEAWATER QUALITYElective473
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objectives of this course are to explain general characteristics of marine microplankton ecology. Turkish waters pollution and its effects of microplanktonic species diversity the prevailing ecosystem.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd.Doç.Dr. Levent Yurga
Learning Outcomes
1Explain about what are microplanktonic organisms
2Interpret the effects of pollution on microplanktonic species
3Explain distributional patterns of marine microplanktonic species
4Interpret species richness and species diversity
5Explain the diversity of marine microplankton
6Define the alpha diversity indices
7Interpret the importance of marine microplankton for determination of pollution levels
8Determination of polluted zones with alpha diversity indices and clustring tecniques
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Identify microplanktonic species; counting methods of marine microplankton; calculate species richness and species diversity; interpretation techniques of alpha diversiy indices; clustering techniques; separate of polluted zones through use of alpha diversity indices and clutering methods.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Identifying microplanktonic speciesStudies in laboratory
2Identifying microplanktonic speciesStudies in laboratory
3Identifying microplanktonic speciesStudies in laboratory
4Identifying microplanktonic speciesStudies in laboratory
5Determination of microplankton qualititively and quantitivelyStudies in laboratory
6Determination of microplankton qualititively and quantitivelyStudies in laboratory
7MID-TERM EXAM
8Species richness and alpha diversity indicesStudies in laboratory
9Species richness and alpha diversity indicesStudies in laboratory
10Calculation of indicesStudies in laboratory
11Calculation of indicesStudies in laboratory
12Calculation of indicesStudies in laboratory
13Interpretation of indicesStudies in laboratory
14Interpretation of indicesStudies in laboratory
15Presentation of term workStudies in laboratory
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Bayne, B.L., K.R. Clarke, J.S. Gray. (eds.) 1988. Biological effects of polluants: results of a practical workshop. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 46. 18 Sabancı ve Koray / E.Ü. Su Ürünleri Dergisi 24 (1-2): 11–18 Bougis, P. 1976. Marine Plankton Ecology. 355 pp. Nort-Holland/American Elsevier. Chessman, B.C. 1986. Diatom flora of an Australian river system: spatial patterns and environmental relationships. Freshwater Biol. 16, 805-819. Çolak Sabancı, F., T. Koray. 2001. İzmir Körfezi (Ege Denizi) Mikroplankton’unun Vertikal ve Horizontal Dağılımına Kirliliğin Etkisi, Su Ürünleri Dergisi, 18(1-2):187-202. Çolak Sabancı, F., T. Koray. 2005. İzmir Körfezi’nde 1998-2001 yılları arasında fitoplanktonik tür çeşitliliği değişimi. Ege University J. Fish . Aquat. Sci., 22(3-4);273-280. Evans, G.T. 1988. A framework for discussing seasonal succession and coxistence of phytoplankton species, Limnol. Oceanogr. 33:1027-1036 Evans, G.T, J.S. Parslow. 1985. A model of annual phytoplankton cycles, Biol. Oceanogr. 3:327-347 FAO, 1988. Report on the training workshop on the statistical treatmentand interpretation of marine community data. Piran, Yugoslavia, 1-14 June 1998. FIR/MEDPOL/TW3, 169 p. Faust, M. A., R. A. Gulledge. 2002. Identifying Harmful Marine Dinoflagellate, Smithsonian Institution. Gomez, N. 1999. Epipelic diatoms from the Matanza-Riachuelo River (Argentina), a highly polluted basin from the pampean plain: Biotic indices and multivariate analysis. Aquat.Ecosyst. Health Manage. 2 301-309.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
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
Report Preparation166
Report Presentation111
Self Study428
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)84
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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