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GRADUATE INSTITUTE of NATURAL and APPLIED SCIENCES / DEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING / Masters with Thesis
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ORM5300Flora and Vegetation3+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-LecturerProf. Dr. Zafer Cemal ÖZKAN
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
This course aims to provide graduate students to the general knowledge on flora, vegetation, formation types, plant ecology, plant geography, plant sociology, and climax. Implementation of vegetation data to technical forest activities. Using flora and vegetation data for conserving biodiversity in ecosystems.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : define and explain the importance of flora and vegetation1,7,10
PO - 2 : use the data of flora and vegetation in the technical forest activities1,7,10
PO - 3 : critique of effects of global climatic change on flora and vegetation1,7,10
PO - 4 : explain the side effects which are disturb flora and vegetation1,7,10
PO - 5 : use data of flora and vegetation for conserving biodiversity especially in forest ecosystems1,7,10
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
Introduction to flora, vegetation and plant geography. Plant ecology and plant kingdoms. The floristic regions and main vegetation types of the world and especially of Türkiye. Structure, classification and measuring methods of vegetation. Vegetation mapping and advantages of vegetation maps.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to flora and Floristic regions of the world
 Week 2Floristic elements
 Week 3Floristic regions of Turkey
 Week 4Main vegetation types of the world
 Week 5Main vegetation types of Turkey nd their distributions
 Week 6Forest vegetation and its floristic traits
 Week 7Steppe vegetation and its floristic traits
 Week 8Stream vegetation and its floristic traits
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Subalpine and alpine vegetations and their floristic traits
 Week 11Hygrophilous vegetation and its floristic traits
 Week 12Dune vegetation and its floristic traits
 Week 13Lab.
 Week 14Macchie and Pseudomacchie vegetations and their floristic traits
 Week 15Field study
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Lawrence, H. M. 1958; Taxonomy of Vascular Plants, The Macmillan Company, New York, 823 p.
 
Recommended Reading
1Akman, Y., Ketenoğlu, O. 1992; Vejetasyon Ekolojisi ve Araştırma Metodları. Anakar Üniv. Fen Fak. Yayınları, Ankara, 279 s.
2Yaltırık, F. , Efe, A. 1989; Otsu Bitkiler Sistematiği Ders Kitabı, İstanbul Üniversitesi Yayın No: 3568, İstanbul512 s.
3Kılınç, M. 2005; Bitki Sosyolojisi (Vejetasyon Bilimi) . Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 284 s.
4Judd W. S. et al, 2002; Plant Systematics (A Phylogenetic Approach) , Second Edition, Sinauer Associates, Inc. Publishers, USA, 576 p.
5Rendle, A. B. 1971; The Classification of Flowering Plants, vols: 1-2, At the University Pres, Cambridge, 640 p.
6Cronquist, A. 1968; The Evolution and Classification of Flowering Plants, London.
7Öztürk, M.A., Seçmen, Ö. 1992; Bitki Ekolojisi. Ege Üniv. Fen Fak. Yay. No: 141, İzmir, 238 s.
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 12/11/2021 2 50
End-of-term exam 16 28/12/2021 2 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 14 42
Arasınav için hazırlık 3 7 21
Arasınav 1 1 1
Uygulama 8 2 16
Ödev 3 8 24
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 2 10 20
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Diğer 1 2 9 18
Diğer 2 2 7 14
Total work load200