Information Package / Course Catalogue
Ecological Landscape Planning
Course Code: ZPM511
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

The aim of this course is to learn basic principles of ecology and landscape ecology and its applications and to learn application of ecological knowledge in landscape planning.

Course Content

The content of this course is that: definitions and concepts of ecology and landscape ecology, the importance and the role of landscape architect in environmental protection and planning research, landscape ecology as an environmental science; landscape and landscape patterns, landscape analysis, ecological knowledge in landscape planning practice, historical development of the national and international applications about ecological landscape planning.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Bülent DENİZ
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to know definition and concept of ecology and landscape ecology.
2.To be able to know the importance and the role of landscape architect in environmental protection and planning research and to understand the importance of ecological knowledge.
3.To be able to know basic principles of landscape ecology
4.To be able to know application of landscape ecology in landscape planning.
5.To be able to know historical development of national and international application about ecological landscape planning
6.To be able to know national and international application and case studies about ecological landscape planning
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Forman, R.T.T. & Godron, M. 1981: Patches and structural components for a landscape ecology. BioScience 31(10): 733-740; Forman, R.T.T. & Godron, M. 1986: Landscape ecology. Wiley, NY.
2.Turner, M.G., R. H. Gardner and R. V. O'Neill 2001. Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, USA.
3.Forman, R.T.T. 1995. Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
4.Naveh, Z. and A. Lieberman. 1984. Landscape ecology: theory and application. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, USA.
5.Zonneveld, I.S. 1995: Land ecology: an introduction to landscape ecology as a base for land evaluation, land management and conservation. SPB, Amsterdam.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to course: content, reason, importance, process method and needs.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Ecology, landscape ecology and landscape planning and relationship to landscape architecture
Week 3 - Theoretical
The evaluation of landscape ecology theory and deveplopment as a discipline.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Relation between ecology-landscape ecology
Week 5 - Theoretical
Landscape in landscape ecology
Week 6 - Theoretical
“Scale”, “Composition”, “Structure”, “Function” in landscape ecology.
Week 7 - Theoretical
“Patch” and “Mosaic” in landscape ecology.
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
"Boundy and Edge" in landscape ecology.
Week 10 - Theoretical
“Ecotones”, Ecoclines” and “Ecotopes” in landscape ecology.
Week 11 - Theoretical
"Disturbance" and "Fragmentasyon" in landscape ecology
Week 12 - Theoretical
Ecological landscape planning applications.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Natioanal case studies about ecological landscape planning
Week 14 - Theoretical
Internatioanal case studies about ecological landscape planning.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Internatioanal case studies about ecological landscape planning
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 - Theory14102168
Term Project1617
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination113114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
5
2
1
3
OÇ-2
5
2
3
5
OÇ-3
5
4
3
3
OÇ-4
5
3
4
5
OÇ-5
3
4
OÇ-6
3
4
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