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ORM5610Principles of Identifying Vascular Plants3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseSecond Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Salih TERZİOĞLU
Co-LecturerNone
Language of instruction
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
This course aims to provide graduate student how they identify tha vascular plant taxa and the prepareing the identification keys.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : understand different vegetative and generative organs of vascular plant taxa1,7,104,
PO - 2 : use different plant identification keys (Multi-access, dichotomous etc.)1,7,101
PO - 3 : identify the families of vascular plants1,7,104
PO - 4 : identify the living and/or herbarium materials of vascular plants1,7,101
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
Vegetative and generative organs of Vascular plants (Spermotophyta (Gymnospermae, Angiospermae) and Pteridophyta) . The principles of identifying vascular plants. Preparing identification keys and their usage in identifying plant taxa.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to Vascular Plants
 Week 2Plant systematics
 Week 3Leaves types and arrengement
 Week 4Buds types and arrengement
 Week 5Shoots types
 Week 6Bark types and their diagnostic traits
 Week 7Hair types and their diagnostic traits
 Week 8 Flower terminology
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Laboratuary
 Week 11Laboratuary Exam
 Week 12Fruit structure and development, Fruit types, Cone development and its diagnostic traits
 Week 13Second mid-term exam
 Week 14Types of identification keys
 Week 15Field study
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Davis, P.H. 1965-2000; Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, vols. 1-9 and two supplements, at the Edinburgh press, Edinburgh
2Davis, P.H. 1965-2000; Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, vols. 1-9 and two supplements, at the Edinburgh press, Edinburgh
3Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. 2007. Plant Identification Terminology (An Illustrated Glossary), 2 nd edition, Spring Lake Publishing, Utah, USA, 206 p.
4Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. 2007. Plant Identification Terminology (An Illustrated Glossary), 2 nd edition, Spring Lake Publishing, Utah, USA, 206 p.
 
Recommended Reading
1Hutchinson, J., 1967. The Genera of Flowering Plants, vols: 1-2. Oxford, at the Clarendon Pres., Oxford.
2Hutchinson, J., 1967. The Genera of Flowering Plants, vols: 1-2. Oxford, at the Clarendon Pres., Oxford.
3Gifford E M & Foster, A.S. 1988; Morphology and Evolution of Vascular Plants, Third Edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 626 p.
4Gifford E M & Foster, A.S. 1988; Morphology and Evolution of Vascular Plants, Third Edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 626 p.
5Akman, Y. , et al. 2007; Angiospermae (Kapalı Tohumlular) , Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 810 p.
6Akman, Y. , et al. 2007; Angiospermae (Kapalı Tohumlular) , Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 810 p.
7Simpson, M.G. 2006; Plant Systematics. Elsevier Academic Pres, 590 p.
8Simpson, M.G. 2006; Plant Systematics. Elsevier Academic Pres, 590 p.
9Hywood, W. H. 1968; Modern Methods in Plant Taxonomy, Botanical Society of the British Isles, New York, 312 p.
10Hywood, W. H. 1968; Modern Methods in Plant Taxonomy, Botanical Society of the British Isles, New York, 312 p.
11Rendle, A. B. 1971; The Classification of Flowering Plants, vols: 1-2, At the University Pres, Cambridge, 640 p.
12Rendle, A. B. 1971; The Classification of Flowering Plants, vols: 1-2, At the University Pres, Cambridge, 640 p.
13Takhtajan, A. , Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants, Columbia Univesrsity Pres, New York. 643 p.
14Takhtajan, A. , Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants, Columbia Univesrsity Pres, New York. 643 p.
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 20/11/2021 2 30
In-term studies (second mid-term exam) 10 27/11/2021 1,3 15
Laboratory exam 11 04/12/2021 1 5
End-of-term exam 16 15/01/2021 2 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 14 42
Laboratuar çalışması 2 8 16
Arasınav için hazırlık 3 7 21
Arasınav 2 1 2
Uygulama 2 10 20
Ödev 1 12 12
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 2 10 20
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Diğer 2 1 3 3
Total work load138