COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Agricultural Ecology * BBT   205 3 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Instructors
Prof.Dr.SİNAN ETİ1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To teach the ecological concepts, factors of biotic and abiotic environmental factors and the relationship in agricultutreal production and to comprehend environmental protection
Content
Genaral ecological notions, ecosystems, agroecosystems, ecological adaptation of organisms,, living and lifeless environment factors and these effects on the agricultural production, erosion and environmental pollution

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Has basic knowledge generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
X
2
Owns basic scientific information on plant nutrients and their applications which ensure healty nutritions of plants for high quality and economic plant production
X
3
Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
X
4
Has the ability to identify, define, formulize and solve engineering problems. Choses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose.
X
5
Assimilates the information which is used for soil conservation, protection against every kinds of misuses and pollution
X
6
Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
X
7
Prepares nutritional programmes for regular nutrition of plants cultivated in each kinds of soil or soilless growing medium
X
8
Leads to the application and development of new technolgies, methods and measuring systems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition area, under the scope of scientific, economic and rational uses of agricultural areas,
X
9
Gains the perfection in every kinds of soil, plant, fertilizer and water analyses and their interpretations
X
10
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
X
11
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
X
12
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
X
13
Builds effective oral and written communication in Turkish and has enough knowledge in at least one foreign language
X
14
Constantly improve themselves with determining their training needs in accordance with their interests and abilities in the scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields in addition to their professional development
X
15
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
X
16
Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
X
17
Be aware of the legal results of their activities
X
18
Achieves awareness of the universal and public results of professional solutions and applicaitons and understands the importance of entrepreneurship and modernism

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Description and parts of ecologyand introduce general ecologic concepts (biosphere, ecosystem, community, population, biome, ecotone, habitat, flora, fauna, niche) Related subjects in the lesson note
2 Food chain, food pyramide, biotic ecology interaction Related subjects in the lesson note
3 Agroecosystems, adaptation in organisms Related subjects in the lesson note
4 The origins of culture organisms, general information of abiotic ecologic factors Related subjects in the lesson note
5 Light factor (quality, densityand period of light) and factors affecting them Related subjects in the lesson note
6 Temperature factor, heat transfer, factors affecting temperature change, vsoil and air temperature Related subjects in the lesson note
7 Total temperature and chilling requirement, frost damages and precautionary measures, the effects of high and low temperatures on growth and development of organisms Related subjects in the lesson note
8 Air and air motions (winds) and its effects on organism development Related subjects in the lesson note
9 MID-TERM EXAM To get ready by studying the lesson notes and presents treated until mid term
10 The effects of water factor (humidity, fog, soil moisture , falls) on organism development Related subjects in the lesson note
11 Water requirements of plants, climate and agriculture Related subjects in the lesson note
12 Soil factor (type and depth of soil, features of base soil, soil reaction, saltiness, soil weariness) and special soil requirements of plants Related subjects in the lesson note
13 Biotic factors Related subjects in the lesson note
14 Erosion (water and wind erosion), precautions against erosion Related subjects in the lesson note
15 Environmental pollution (pollutants as solid, liquid and gas, radioactive pollution) precautions against environmental pollution Related subjects in the lesson note
16-17 FINAL EXAM To get ready by studying the lesson notes and presentations treated until the end of season

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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