Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105025121998Biological Diversity and ConservationElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the students the importance of biological diversity and importance of it, also our world and our country's biodiversity resources.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Tuncer KATAĞAN
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding of biological diversity and the importance of it
2To learn and understand the stability and functioning of ecosystems
3Determination of protection strategies
4The perception and implementation of the determining parameters of biodiversity
5The results of the use of biodiversity, and understanding the impact of human activity
6Perceiving the biological diversity of world and our country as relatively
7To learn the types of biological diversity awareness
8The causes of increase or decrease the diversity
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Biodiversity and the importance of it, biodiversity types, functioning of ecosystems, defining parameters, protection strategies, our world and our country's biodiversity resources
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Biological diversity and the importance of it
2Types of biological diversity
3The increase or decrease diversity?
4Abundance and composition
5Stability and functioning of ecosystems
6Determining the parameters of biodiversity
7MID-TERM EXAM
8The use of biodiversity and the impact of human
9Priority conservation strategies
10Distribution of biodiversity in our country and the world
11The importance of wetlands
12Conservation of biological diversity
13International agreements in the field of nature conservation
14Environmental protection and legislation in Turkey
15Term project presentations
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
TÇV,1987. Biological Diversity of Turkey (in Turkish). TÇV, 1987. Our common future (in Turkish). G.Taylor Miller,1990.Living in the environment
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
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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)
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation11515
Project Presentation133
Self Study14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading148112
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)235
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