Information Package / Course Catalogue
BioDiversity
Course Code: İFB523
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

To learn all aspects of the concept of biological diversity To better understand the consequences of biodiversity loss Conservation of biodiversity-related knowledge to work

Course Content

Today one of the most common points in conservation/sustainability is biological diversity. This term has been included as a target in conservation strategies since the conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Biodiversity is considered to be a great capital asset worldwide with possible and sustainable benefits. The loss of biodiversity is global issue and it's being arranged with international regulations. If the nutrition need for the whole world's population is considered, plant derived genetic resources are really important for food and agriculture. Therefore, understanding these properties and analyzing them with a geographical perspective is the primary objective.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Hatice ÖZENOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to learn all aspects of the concept of biological diversity
2.To be able to learn concept of biological diversity elements
3.To be able to learn impotance of biological diversity
4.To be able to learn importance of biological diversity a country
5.To be able to learn importance of biological diversity for the future of human
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Işık, K. 1996. Biyolojik Çeşitlilik ve Orman Gen kaynaklarımız (Biological Diversity and Our Forest Genetic Resources). Orman Bakanlığı Yayını , No. 13, Ankara, 120 pp.
2.Işık, K. 1997. Biyolojik Çeşitlilik (Biodiversity). Bilim ve Teknik. TÜBİTAK. Ankara, 30 (350): 84-87
3.TÇV. 1990. Türkiye'nin Biyolojik Zenginlikleri (Ed.: a.Kence), TCV. Yayını. Ankara, 318 ss.
4.Çepel, N. 1992. Doğa, Çevre, Ekoloji ve İnsanlığın Ekolojik Sorunları. Altın Kitaplar Yayınevi, İstanbul.
5.Ekim T, Koyuncu M, Vural M, Duman H, Aytac Z, Adiguzel N, 2000, Türkiye Bitkileri Kırmızı Kitabı.
6.Seçmen, Ö. (1997) Türkiye Sulak Alan Bitkileri ve Bitki Örtüsü. İzmir: Ege Üniversitesi
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
What is the Biological Diversity?
Week 2 - Theoretical
Economic Value of Biological Diversity
Week 3 - Theoretical
Protection of Basic Principles of Genetic Diversity
Week 4 - Theoretical
Conservation of species and species community
Week 5 - Theoretical
Conservation of Natural Areas
Week 6 - Theoretical
Biological Diversity of Turkey
Week 7 - Theoretical
National Parks
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9 - Theoretical
Natural Protection Areas
Week 10 - Theoretical
Nature Parks
Week 11 - Theoretical
Animal Genetic Resources
Week 12 - Theoretical
Plant Genetic Resources
Week 13 - Theoretical
Endemic Species Conservation Policy
Week 14 - Theoretical
Threats on the Genetic Diversity
Week 15 - Theoretical
Threats on the Genetic Diversity
Week 16 - Final Exam
TERM
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142370
Assignment128230
Reading420080
Quiz1415
Midterm Examination1516
Final Examination1628
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)199
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