Information Package / Course Catalogue
Wetland Ecology and Management
Course Code: ZPM508
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
Objectives of the Course

Objective of this course is to improve basic knowledge of wetland ecology and function, to increase knowledge about wetland and wildlife management, to have knowledge about wetlands classification, restoration, and problem solving.

Course Content

Content of this course; Information about wetlands, wetland types and classification of wetlands, hidrojeomorfological structure, physical and biotic characteristics of wetlands, energy flow and population dynamics of wetlands, wetland species and habitats, endangered endemic species in wetlands, wetland regulatory legislation, policy and management.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to understand wetland type and classes,
2.To be able to understand hidrojeomorfological structure,
3.To be able to know physical and biotic characteristics of wetlands,
4.To be able to know energy flow and population dynamics of wetlands,
5.To be able to examine wetland species and habitats,
6.To be able to have a knowledge about endangered endemic species in wetlands.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Keddy, P.A., 2010. Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation, second edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 476 pages.
2.Mitsch, W.J., Gosselink, J.G., Zhang, L., Anderson, C.J., 2009. Wetland Ecosystems, John Wiley&Sons Inc., New Jersey, USA, 295 pages.
3.Mitsch, W.J., Gosselink, J.G., 2007. Wetlands, John Wiley&Sons Inc., New Jersey, USA, 582 pages.
4.Romanowski, N., 2009. Planting Wetlands and Dams: a Practical Guide to Wetland Design, Construction and Propagation, 2nd ed., Landlinks Press, Collingwood VIC, Australia, 126 pages.
5.Smardon, R.C., 2009. Sustaining the World’s Wetlands, Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts, Springer Sciences Business Media, LLC, New York, USA, 326 pages.
6.Faber-Langendoen, D., Kudray, G., Nordman, C., Sneddon, L., Vance, L., Byers, E., Rocchio, J., Gawler, S., Kittel, G., Menard, S., Comer, P., Muldavin, E., Schafale, M., Foti, T., Josse, C., Christy, J., 2008. Ecological Performance Standards for Wetland Mitigation: An Approach Based on Ecological Integrity Assessments. NatureServe, Arlington, VA., USA, 65 pages.
7.Cole, C.A., Serfass, T.L., Brittingham, M.C., Brooks, R.P., 1996. Managing Your Restored Wetland, Neil Dowlin (ed.), The Pennsylvania State University, USA, 45 pages.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Definition of wetlands and wetland type
Week 3 - Theoretical
Classification of wetlands
Week 4 - Theoretical
Wetland ecology and functions
Week 5 - Theoretical
Wetland climate
Week 6 - Theoretical
Wetland flora and fauna
Week 7 - Theoretical
Endangered species
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
World wetlands
Week 10 - Theoretical
Wetland in danger and their losses
Week 11 - Theoretical
International wetland policy and management.
Week 12 - Theoretical
International wetland regulatory legislation and application
Week 13 - Theoretical
National wetland policy and management.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Restoration of wetlands
Week 15 - Theoretical
Monitoring and assessment of wetlands
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%40
Term Assignment1%30
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory1473140
Term Project1617
Midterm Examination111112
Final Examination115116
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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