Information Package / Course Catalogue
Landscape Planning and Ecosystem Services
Course Code: ZPM543
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 create a better understanding of the ecological components of different ecosystems, different ecosystems and the ecosystem services they provide, and the importance of these services in the landscape planning process.

Course Content

Explanation of ecosystem, ecosystem services, the typology of benefits and values, classification of ecosystem services, and different tools for measuring, valuing, visualizing and mapping ecosystem services.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Ebru ERSOY TONYALOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to define ecosystem, biodiversity, utility, function, value and service concepts.
2.To be able to classify ecosystem services.
3.To be able to interpret the relationships between ecosystem services and landscape planning.
4.To understand different tools to define and measure ecosystem services.
5.To understand different mapping and interpretation of existing ecosystem services and scenarios of possible ecosystem services in the future.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Wratten, S., Sandhu, H., Cullen, R., Costanza, R., 2013. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. , UK, ISBN: 978-1-4051-7008-6.
2.Mander, Ü., Wiggering, H., Helming, K., 2010. Multifunctional Land Use, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-642-07184-3.
3.MEA, 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being - Biodiversity Synthesis, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Island Press, Washington DC.
4.von Haaren, C., Lovett, A.A. and Albert, C., 2019. Landscape Planning with Ecosystem Services. Springer Netherlands.
5.Wende, W., 2019. Landscape planning and ecosystem services in Europe and beyond. Ecosystems and People, 15(1).
6.Tezer, A., Uzun, O., Okay, N., Terzi, F., Köylü, P., Karaçor, E., Türkay, Z., Kaya, M., Güler, İ., Aydın, B. and Kara, D., 2018. Ekosistem servislerine dayalı “havza koruma alanları” tanımlamasının önemi ve kapsamı: Düzce–Melen havzası. Kentli Dergisi, 57, pp.58-62.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs
Week 2 - Theoretical
Introduction to ecosystem, ecosystem service, service, value, benefit, function and biodiversity concepts
Week 3 - Theoretical
Classification of ecosystem services
Week 4 - Theoretical
Ecosystem services and landscape planning
Week 5 - Theoretical
Data sources for ecosystem services assessments
Week 6 - Theoretical
Data sources for ecosystem services assessments, Different tools for measuring ecosystem services
Week 7 - Theoretical
Different tools for measuring ecosystem services
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Different tools for the valuation of ecosystem services
Week 10 - Theoretical
Different tools for the valuation of ecosystem services
Week 11 - Theoretical
Different tools for visualizing ecosystem services
Week 12 - Theoretical
Different tools for visualizing ecosystem services, Methods and tools for mapping ecosystem services
Week 13 - Theoretical
Methods and tools for mapping ecosystem services
Week 14 - Theoretical
Scenarios created for ecosystem services
Week 15 - Theoretical
Scenarios created for ecosystem services
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%40
Assignment2%30
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