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ORM7261Conservation of Forest Genetic Recources3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterSpring 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. Ali Ömer ÜÇLER
Co-LecturerNone
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
The course aims to provide the students with a general knowledge of importance of forests as a genetic resource and conservation methods.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : evaluate conservation principles of forest genetic resources.1,4,81
PO - 2 : learn methods of international cooperation in conserving forest genetic resources.4,6,11,121
PO - 3 : define choosing criteria of some species that have priority in gene conservation.1,4,6,105
PO - 4 : evaluate in situ and ex situ conservation methods of genetic resources.1,4,6,106
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
Definition of Biodiversity and Different Forest Ecosystems, Genetic Diversity, Factors that Reduce Genetic Diversity, Determination of Target Species and Areas, Making of Databases, "in situ" Conservation Methods of Genetic Resources, "ex situ" Conservation Methods of Genetic Resources, Difficulties on Conservation of Genetic Resources, National and International Cooperation for Conservation of Genetic Resources.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction, Definition of biological diversity
 Week 2Definition of ecosystem, Forest ecosystems
 Week 3Species level of biodiversity, ecosystem level of biodiversity, "process" or functional level of biodivesity
 Week 4Loss of biological diversity, Factors that threaten biological divesity
 Week 5Conservation of biological diversity
 Week 6Genetic diversity, Definition methods of genetic diversity
 Week 7Factors that threaten forest genetic resources
 Week 8Mid-term exam
 Week 9Silvicultural process on conservation of genetic resources
 Week 10Priority activities and strategies for conservation and use of forest genetic resources
 Week 11Priority activities and strategies for conservation and use of forest genetic resources
 Week 12In situ conservation of genetic resources
 Week 13Ex situ conservation of genetic resources
 Week 14Regional and International cooperation for conservation of forest genetic resources
 Week 15Making information available: Forest genetic resources databases
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Işık, K. 1996; Biyolojik Çeşitlilik ve Orman Gen Kaynaklarımız, Orman Bakanlığı Yayın No: 13, Ankara.
2Işık, K. 1996; Biyolojik Çeşitlilik ve Orman Gen Kaynaklarımız, Orman Bakanlığı Yayın No: 13, Ankara.
 
Recommended Reading
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 8 1 30
Quiz 10 1 5
Presentation 13 1 5
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 14 1 10
End-of-term exam 16 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 2 7 14
Arasınav 1 1 1
Ödev 3 12 36
Proje 3 10 30
Kısa sınav 1 2 2
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 2 8 16
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Diğer 1 2 8 16
Total work load201