Information Package / Course Catalogue
Landscape Pattern and Analysis Techniques
Course Code: ZPM541
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

This course aims to examine the relationships between landscape pattern, processes and change, and to show the importance of landscape pattern analysis in ecological landscape planning processes by the application of different tools and analysis techniques.

Course Content

General definitions, principles and concepts related to landscape and landscape ecology. Landscape fragmentation (LF), drivers, consequences and effects of LP on landscapes. Landscape composition, configuration, analysis and implementation of landscape metrics. Examination of case studies for incorporating the results landscape pattern analysis into landscape planning processes.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Ebru ERSOY TONYALOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1.To describe dynamic landscape patterns in an integrated manner
2.To understand landscape pattern analysis related to ecological processes.
3.To explore the relationships between landscape pattern, change and ecological processes.
4.To explore the ecological sense of landscape pattern based on a set of landscape metrics.
5.To be able to conduct landscape pattern analysis and interpretation of results by multi-scale pattern analysis.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Kışlalıoğlu, M. ve Berkes, F. 1993. Çevre ve Ekoloji. Çevre Sorunları Dizisi, Ankara.
2.Alberti, M., 2008. Advances in urban ecology: integrating humans and ecological processes in urban ecosystems (No. 574.5268 A4). New York: Springer.
3.Forman, R.T., 2014. Urban ecology: science of cities. Cambridge University Press.
4.Breuste, J., Feldmann, H. and Uhlmann, O. eds., 2013. Urban ecology. Springer Science & Business Media.
5.Gaston, K.J. ed., 2010. Urban ecology. Oxford University Press.
6.Niemelä, J., Breuste, J.H., Guntenspergen, G., McIntyre, N.E., Elmqvist, T. and James, P. eds., 2011. Urban ecology: patterns, processes, and applications. OUP Oxford.
7.McPhearson, T., Pickett, S.T., Grimm, N.B., Niemelä, J., Alberti, M., Elmqvist, T., Weber, C., Haase, D., Breuste, J. and Qureshi, S., 2016. Advancing urban ecology toward a science of cities. BioScience, 66(3), pp.198-212.
8.Douglas, I., Goode, D., Houck, M. and Maddox, D. eds., 2010. Handbook of Urban Ecology. Routledge.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs.
Week 2 - Theoretical
General definitions, principles and concepts related to landscape and landscape ecology
Week 3 - Theoretical
General definitions, principles and concepts related to landscape and landscape ecology
Week 4 - Theoretical
Introduction to landscape metrics
Week 5 - Theoretical
Issues and restrictive factors to be considered in landscape pattern analysis
Week 6 - Theoretical
Landscape composition metrics
Week 7 - Theoretical
Landscape composition metrics-FRAGSTATS
Week 8 - Theoretical
Landscape composition metrics-Patch Analyst
Week 9 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 10 - Theoretical
Landscape configuration metrics
Week 11 - Theoretical
Landscape configuration metrics-FRAGSTATS
Week 12 - Theoretical
Landscape configuration metrics-Patch Analyst
Week 13 - Theoretical
Issues and restrictive factors to be considered in landscape pattern analysis
Week 14 - Theoretical
Examination of case studies for incorporating the results landscape pattern analysis into landscape planning processes.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Examination of case studies for incorporating the results landscape pattern analysis into landscape planning processes.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%40
Assignment2%30
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory144284
Lecture - Practice144284
Assignment24110
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination110111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
5
5
2
5
3
OÇ-2
5
5
2
5
3
OÇ-3
5
5
2
5
3
OÇ-4
5
5
4
5
4
OÇ-5
4
5
4
5
4
Adnan Menderes University - Information Package / Course Catalogue