Information Package / Course Catalogue
Agricultural Ecology
Course Code: ORT117
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

To comprehend the ecological factors that create natural and agricultural ecosystems, and to figure out the planning of basic agricultural activities in terms of sustainability

Course Content

Ecological definitions and terms; natural and agricultural ecosystems; the relationship between climate and agriculture; the relationship between soil and agriculture; the soil productivity and microorganisms; biotic and abiotic stress factors; global climatic change; environmental problems; photosynthesis; transpiration; water use efficiency; drought; conventional and alternative farming systems; pollution;sustainability; erosion

Name of Lecturer(s)
Ins. Nuri KİLİMCİ
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend ecological definitions and to develop the ability of making relations between ecological factors,
2.To be able to interpret natural and agricultural ecosystems,
3.To be able to compare conventional and alternative agricultural systems,
4.To be able to discuss the possible effects of global climate change on agricultural activities,
5.To be able to evaluate and interpret biotic and abiotic environmental factors,
6.To be able to comprehend and solve the problems related to ecological factors in agricultural production.
Recommended or Required Reading
1. GÖKMEN S. 2011 Genel Ekoloji Nobel Yayın No: 37 Fen Bilimleri No: 5 ISBN: 978-605-5426-36-1
2. MUSLU Y. 2000 Ekoloji ve Çevre Sorunları Aktif Yayınevi İstanbul
3. ÖZDEMİR Ş. 1997 Temel Ekoloji Bilgisi ve Çevre Sorunları Hatipoğlu Yayınları: 105 Yüksek Öğretim Dizisi: 32 ISBN: 975-7527-84-x
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Ecological definitions and terms
Week 2 - Theoretical
Ecological definitions and terms
Week 3 - Theoretical
Natural and agricultural ecosystems
Week 4 - Theoretical
Biotic and abiotic stress factors
Week 5 - Theoretical
Agriculture-climate relations, climate groups
Week 6 - Theoretical
Global climatic change, environmental problems and pollution
Week 7 - Theoretical
Effects of temperature and light on agriculture, Precipitation and drought
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Agriculture-soil relations and soil factors
Week 10 - Theoretical
Soil productivity and erosion
Week 11 - Theoretical
Photosynthesis, transpiration, water use efficiency
Week 12 - Theoretical
Respiration
Week 13 - Theoretical
Conventional and alternative farming systems
Week 14 - Theoretical
Conventional and alternative farming systems
Week 15 - Theoretical
General evaluation of topics and students’ evaluation
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination110111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)50
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
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PÇ-5
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PÇ-8
PÇ-9
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OÇ-1
4
OÇ-2
4
OÇ-3
4
OÇ-4
4
OÇ-5
4
OÇ-6
4
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