COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Planktonology SUF   211 3 1 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. Sevim POLAT
Instructors
Prof.Dr.SEVİM POLAT1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To identify planktonic organisms and understand the role of plankton in ecosystems, to gain basic information on research and analysis methods, to learn effects of environmental parameters on plankton ecology. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Content
Definition of plankton, classification of planktonic organisms, plankton sampling equipment and sampling techniques, plankton investigation and counting equipments, phytoplankton taxonomy and characteristics of phytoplankton groups, zooplankton taxonomy and characteristics of zooplankton groups, plankton ecology, effects of environmental factors on planktonic organisms.

Learning Outcomes
1) 1.Describes the plankton.
2) 2.Explains the role of plankton in aquatic production.
3) 3. Distinguishes plant and animal plankton.
4) 4. describes the methods used in quantiative and qualitative plankton sampling and investigation.
5) 5. Explains basic criteria in identification of plankton.
6) 6.Evaluates the relations among plankton and water quality.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Having knowledge on “natural and applied sciences” and “basic engineering”; combination of their theoretical and practical knowledge on fisheries engineering applications.
X
2
2. Assessment of data scientifically on fisheries engineering, determining and solving the problems
X
3
3. Uses theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of fisheries to design; investigates and interprets events and phenomena usig scientific methods and techniques.
X
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4. Collecting data in fisheries science, making the basic experimental studies, evaluating the results, identifying the problems and developing methods of solution
X
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5. Having plan any study related to fisheries science as an individually, managing and consulting.
X
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6.Learning the knowledge by the determining learning needs; developing positive attitude towards lifelong learning
X
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7. Communicating oral and written in expertise field, monitoring the seminars and meeting in expertise field, following the foreign language publication.
X
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8. Improving life-long learning attitude and using the information to the public interest.
X
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9. Creating public awareness about fisheries and having the ability to ensure sustainable use of aquatic resources.
X
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10. Communicating oral and written effectively, participating the seminars and meetings in expertise field, following the foreign language publications.
X
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11. Using the informatics and communicating technology
X
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12. Improves constantly itself , as well as professional development scientific, social, cultural and artistic fields according to his/her interests and abilities identifying needs of learning.
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13. Gaining competence to determine the current status of aquatic resources and its sustainable use, water pollution and control, and biotechnology areas.
X
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14. Having ability to promote the study about aquaculture techniques by saving the natural environment, fishery diseases, fishing and processing technology, structure of fishery sector, problems and solution of their expertise field
X
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15. Ability to act in accordance with the regulation, social, scientific, cultural, and ethical values on fisheries field
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Definition of plankton and history of plankton science reading on course subjects Lecture
2 Classification of planktonic organisms Reading the lecture notes and related resources Lecture
Demonstration
3 Scientific fields related to planktonology, sampling techniques of plankton Reading the lecture notes and related resources Lecture
Demonstration
4 Fixation of plankton and counting methods Reading the lecture notes and related resources Lecture
5 Plankton counting methods, volumetric analyses Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
6 General properties of planktonic organisms Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
7 Reproduction types of plankton Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
8 Midterm exam Study for exam Testing
9 Phytoplankton groups, taxonomy of phytoplankton Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation of homework Lecture
Discussion
10 Phytoplankton groups Reading the lecture notes and related resources Lecture
Discussion
Demonstration
11 Taxonomy of zooplanktonic organisms Reading the lecture notes and related resources Lecture
Demonstration
12 Zooplankton groups, protozooplankton Reading the lecture notes and related resources Lecture
Demonstration
13 Zooplankton groups, metazooplankton Reading the lecture notes and related resources, browse the article related to the course Lecture
Discussion
14 Adaptation to pelagic life characteristics of plankton Reading the lecture notes and related resources, browse the article related to the course Lecture
Discussion
15 Environmental factors affecting distribution of plankton Reading the lecture notes and related resources, browse the article related to the course Lecture
Discussion
16-17 Final exam Study for final exam Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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