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ORM7272Protecting Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Group study
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Ertuğrul BİLGİLİ
Co-LecturerNone
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
To enable students to understand the importance and role of biodiversity in the protection of forest resources.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : define biodiversity and explain its importance11,6
PO - 2 : explain the structure and functions of different forest ecosystems1,2,4,6,10,111,6
PO - 3 : relate biodiversity to the well being of ecosystems2,3,6,101,2,6
PO - 4 : define indicator, keystone and flagship species and relate them to the protection, maintenance and survival of ecosystem components1,3,51,3,5,6
PO - 5 : explain the role of patch dynamics in the protection of biodiversity2,4,6,101,3,5,6
PO - 6 : evaluate and discuss the threats to biodiversity2,5,81,5,6
PO - 7 : calculate indexes of biodiversity (richness, evenness)1,3,9,10,123,6
PO - 8 : report and present the findings before an audience6,11,122,3,5,6
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
Concepts of ecosystem and biodiversity, the structure and functions of different forest ecosystems, principle components of biodiversity, indicator, keystone, and flag species, habitats and biodiversity, patch dynamics
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Defining Biodiversity, Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management
 Week 2Principles of Ecological Forestry
 Week 3Measuring Biodiversity
 Week 4Protecting Biodiversity
 Week 5Biodiversity Conservation Across Multiple Spatial Scales
 Week 6Biological Hotspots and Other Important Areas
 Week 7Natural Forests, Landscapes
 Week 8Mid-term exam
 Week 9Disturbance Regime
 Week 10Species Composition
 Week 11Dynamic Forest Mosaics and Patch Dynamics
 Week 12Knowledge Gaps in Forest and Biodiversity Management Areas for Future Research
 Week 13Long-Term Monitoring of Biodiversity, Methods And Approaches for Future Ecological Research
 Week 14Presentation of Student?s Project
 Week 15Presentation of Student?s Project
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Lindenmayer, D.B. and Franklin, J.F. 2002; Conserving Forest Biodiversity, A comprehensive multiscaled approach. Island Press, Washington, DC
2Lindenmayer, D.B. and Franklin, J.F. 2002; Conserving Forest Biodiversity, A comprehensive multiscaled approach. Island Press, Washington, DC
 
Recommended Reading
1Malcolm L. Hunter, Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems. 2000, Cambridge University Press, U.K.
2Malcolm L. Hunter, Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems. 2000, Cambridge University Press, U.K.
3O. Honnay, K. Verheyen, B. Bossuyt, and M. Hermy. 2004. Forest Biodiversity: Lessons from History for Conservation (The International Union of Forestry Research Organizations). CAB International.
4O. Honnay, K. Verheyen, B. Bossuyt, and M. Hermy. 2004. Forest Biodiversity: Lessons from History for Conservation (The International Union of Forestry Research Organizations). CAB International.
5Fred L. Bunnell and Glen B. Dunsworth. 2009. Forestry and Biodiversity: Learning How to Sustain Biodiversity in Managed Forest
6Fred L. Bunnell and Glen B. Dunsworth. 2009. Forestry and Biodiversity: Learning How to Sustain Biodiversity in Managed Forest
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 8 12/11/2009 2 30
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 13
14
15
16/12/2009
24/12/2009
31/12/2009
10 20
End-of-term exam 16 12/01/2010 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 2 15 30
Arasınav için hazırlık 10 2 20
Arasınav 2 1 2
Ödev 10 6 60
Proje 3 3 9
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 15 2 30
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Total work load195