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Cognitive: Training students on key issues of structure and function of terrestrial bio communities. Understanding the impact of factors that shape up, structure and function of each bio community

Affective: Awareness through the knowledge of the complex relationships and the adaptation of species inside the terrestrial bio communities

Skills: Ability to organise and execute sampling and laboratory analysis in order to assess in a quantitave way the  parameters controlling function in a

terrestrial ecosystem.


Teaching Methods: 

Teaching includes lectures, laboratory work and field exercises

Course Contents: 


1. Abiotic factors in terrestrial ecosystems .2 Terrestrial animals. 3. The exit of animals in the land. 4. Support and movement – Evolution of flight. 5. Respiration on the land 6. Displacement (moving in the landscape) 7.Flora and Vegetation - Greek patterns. 8. Main terrestrial ecosystems of the planet.


Laboratory Exercises: 


1.Mechanical properties of soil., 2. Chemical and biological soil properties 3.Bioclimatic floors 4. Recognition of characteristic species of soil mesofauna


Υπαίθριες ασκήσεις: 


1. Study of the soil mesofauna along an altitudinal gradient.

2. Study of vegetation change along an altitudinal gradient

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It is given at each lecture.

Learning Activities: 

Attending lectures, practising technical or laboratory skills

Assessment Methods: 

Written examination, reports on laboratory work and fieldwork

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