Information Package / Course Catalogue
Ecological Corridors
Course Code: ZPM512
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: 7
Objectives of the Course

The aim of this course is to learn the importance of ecological corridors and wildlife corridors in terms of ecosystem integrity, corridor types, corridor design, monitoring and management of the ecological corridors.

Course Content

Definitions and concepts of ecological corridors, ecological corridor types, ecological corridor design, monitoring of ecological corridors, management of ecological corridors, the national and international applications about ecological corridors.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to know definition and concept of ecological corridors
2.To be able to understand the importance of corridors in terms of ecosystem integrity
3.To be able to know ecological corridor type
4.To be able to know designing, monitoring and management of the ecological corridors.
5.To be able to know national and international applications about ecological corridors
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Cook, E.A., 2002, Landscape structure indices for assessing urban ecological networks, Landscape and Urban Planning, 58: 269-280
2.Cook, E.A. and Lier, H.V., 1994, Landscape Planning and Ecological Networks: An Introduction, Elsevier, Amsterdam.
3.Cook, E.A., 2000, Ecological Networks in Urban Landscapes, PhD Dissertation, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
4.Beier, P., Noss, R.F. , 1998. "Do Habitat Corridors Provide Connectivity?". Conservation Biology (Blackwell Publishing)
5.Bennett, A.F. 1999. Linkages in the Landscape: The Role of Corridors and Connectivity in Wildlife Conservation. The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland
6.Mech, S.G., Hallett, J.G. 2001. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Corridors: a Genetic Approach. Conservation Biology, 15 (2):467-474
7.Soulé, M.E. and Wilcox, B.A., 1980, Conservation Biology: An Evolutionary-Ecological Perspective, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA
8.Noss, R.F., 1987, Corridors in real landscapes: a reply to Simberloff and Cox., Conservation Biology, 1(2): 159–64.
9.Meffe, G.F. and Carroll, C.R., 1997, Principles of Conservation Biology, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
10.Forman, R.T.T., 1995, Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions, Cambridge University Pres.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs.
Week 2 - Theoretical
History of ecological corridors
Week 3 - Theoretical
Ecological corridors in landscape ecology
Week 4 - Theoretical
Connectivity in ecological corridors
Week 5 - Theoretical
Ecological corridors and habitat fragmantation
Week 6 - Theoretical
Ecological corridors and habitat isolation
Week 7 - Theoretical
Ecological corridors and wild life
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Ecological corridors and population dynamics
Week 10 - Theoretical
Importance of connectivity in protection strategies
Week 11 - Theoretical
Landscape connectivity in local scale
Week 12 - Theoretical
Case studies about ecological corridors
Week 13 - Theoretical
Case studies about ecological corridors
Week 14 - Theoretical
Case studies about ecological corridors
Week 15 - Theoretical
Ecological corridors and population dynamics
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
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)175
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
3
5
OÇ-2
3
4
5
OÇ-3
3
3
5
OÇ-4
3
5
5
OÇ-5
3
2
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