- SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY
- UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
- POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
VEGETATION ANALYSIS AND DIVERSITY
Cognitive: Understanding of the plant-community concept and of the plant species interactions as well as their relationships with abiotic factors. Understanding and application of sampling and data analysis methods. Understanding of vegetation differentiation in Greece and of the corresponding ecological gradients.
Affective: Informing and awareness on the conservation of habitats and the plant diversity they host.
Skills: Fieldwork, numerical analysis, computing skills, teamwork, oral and written communication, research skills.
Lectures, Laboratory and Field work, Tutorial, Guided Personal Study, Project
The plant community concept. Plant species interactions. Vegetation sampling and description. Nature and properties of vegetation data. Classification and ordination methods. Systematic and nomenclature of vegetation units. Synecology and syndynamics. Applied vegetation study. Vegetation diversity in Greece and the Habitats’ Directive of European Union.
1. Sampling methods, 2. Phytosociological tables, 3. Classification, 4. Ordination, 5. Syntaxonomy, 6. Presentation and discussion of papers.
1. Zonal vegetation on Mt Vermio, 2. Azonal vegetation on seprentine on Mt Chortiatis.
1. Tsiripidis, I. 2007. Lectures notes for the course “Vegetation Analysis and Diversity”. Thessaloniki.
2. Dimopoulos P.D. 2006. Numerical methods of vegetation classification and ordination. University of Ioannina, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Agrinio. νων.
Attending Lectures, Practising Laboratory and Fieldwork Skills, Analysing Data and Practising Oral and Written Communication Skills.
Written Examination, Oral Presentation, Paper, Continuous Assessment.
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