- SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY
- UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
- POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Cognitive: Understanding the complexity, importance and value of biodiversity via genetic, taxonomic, ecological and social approaches. Connecting conservation of biodiversity with sustainable development.
Affective: Sensitization to biodiversity loss and its causes and developing views, attitudes and practices consistent with biodiversity conservation.
Skills: Connecting and applying relevant-to-biodiversity information from other courses. Developing the ability to discuss and defend in a rational and scientific way controversial issues related to biodiversity. Understanding the difference between oral and written presentations and applying relevant instructions in presenting projects.
Lectures, Tutorials, Assignments
Definitions. Components of biodiversity. Biodiversity in time and space: maps, gradients, hotspots, convergence. Role, importance and value of biodiversity. Human activities, threats and species loss. Recording and monitoring biodiversity Measures for sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity. In-situ and ex-situ conservation. Convention for the Conservation of Biodiversity and its application globally and locally.
Undertaking various projects, such as biodiversity analysis and comparison of protected areas of Greece or of Greece and of other countries or analysis of the participation of biodiversity elements for covering human needs in various areas (food, medicines, clothes, construction materials, etc)
Gaston J. Κ & J. I. Spicer (2004). Biodiversity: An Introduction (translated in Greek, 2nd ed). University Studio Press, Thessaloniki.
Attending lectures, performing specific assignments, writing and presenting papers, learning how to participate in discussing presentations.
Written examination, Oral and written presentation of projects.
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