• Course Information
  • Course Title Code Semester Laboratory+Practice (Hour) Pool Type ECTS
    Basic Principles Of Ecology BİY130 SPRING 2+0 University S 2
    Learning Outcomes
    1-Defines the ecology.
    2-Tells the relationship of ecology with other related disciplines.
    3-Defines the basic ecological terms.
    4-Explains abiotic and biotic factors by giving examples.
    5-Writes the food chain in an ecosystem, with examples.
    6-Gives examples of different organisms groups according to their diet and lifestyle.
    7-Writes ecosystem types as substances.
    8-Offers solutions for the ecological problems today and the near future.
  • ActivityPercentage


    NumberTime (Hours)Total Workload (hours)
    Course Duration (Weeks x Course Hours)14228
    Classroom study (Pre-study, practice)14114
    Short-Term Exams (exam + preparation) 0000
    Midterm exams (exam + preparation)20188
    Laboratory 0000
    Final exam (exam + preparation) 6011212
    Other 0000
    Total Workload (hours)   68
    Total Workload (hours) / 30 (s)     2,27 ---- (2)
    ECTS Credit   2
  • Course Content
  • Week Topics Study Metarials
    1 Introduction to ecology and sub-sections, the relationship between ecology and other related disciplines K2, YK1
    2 Ecological terminology and basic ecological concepts K2, YK1
    3 Ecological factors (biotic and abiotic) K2, YK2
    4 Ecosystem components, the basic ecological relationships; food and energy relations, competition K1, K2
    5 Autoecology, synecology, population ecology, community ecology, biogeography K1, YK1
    6 The ecology of autotrophic organisms according to their nutrition and lifestyles; photosynthesis, chemosynthesis K1, YK1, YK2
    7 The ecology of heterotrophic organisms according to their nutrition and lifestyles; holozoic life (carnivore) K1, K2
    8 Midterm exams
    9 The ecology of heterotrophic organisms according to their nutrition and lifestyles; holozoic life (omnivore, herbivore) K1, YK1
    10 The ecology of heterotrophic organisms according to their nutrition and lifestyles; symbiotic life (commensalism, mutualism, parasitism) K1, YK1
    11 The ecology of heterotrophic organisms according to their nutrition and lifestyles; saprophytic life K2, YK1
    12 Ecosystem types, the world Biomes and their importance K1, YK2
    13 Food chain of Ecosystems, energy flow, ecological pyramid K2, YK1
    14 Natural substance cycles (carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, water cycles) in Ecosystems K1, YK1
    15 Wildlife and ecology, environmental pollution, threats to biodiversity and wildlife, conservation biology, ecological measures, EIA K1, K2
    Prerequisites -
    Language of Instruction Turkish
    Coordinator Prof. Dr. Tamer KEÇELİ
    Instructors -
    Assistants -
    Resources K1. Odum, E.P. & Barrett, G.W. (2008). Ekoloji?nin Temel İlkeleri (Beşinci Baskıdan Çeviri, Çeviri Editörü: Kani Işık, Ph.D.), Palme Yayıncılık, ISBN: 978-9944-341-74-5, 624 s., Ankara. K2. Gökmen, S. (Ed.). (2007). Genel Ekoloji, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, Yayın No: 1160, ISBN: 978-9944-77-170-2, 475 s., Ankara.
    Supplementary Book YK1. Açıkgöz, E. ve Arcak, S. (Eds). (2011). Ekoloji ve Çevre Bilgisi, Anadolu Üniversitesi Açıköğretim Fakültesi Yayınları. YK2. Kılınç, M. & Kutbay, H.G. (2008). Bitki Ekolojisi, Geliştirilmiş ikinci baskı. Palme Yayıncılık, ISBN: 975-8624-23-0, 490 s., Ankara.
    Goals Teaching the definition of "ecology", ecological terms and concepts, ecological cycles, food chain, ecosystem types, the basic principles of ecology, biogeography, environmental biology, environmental protection, biotic and abiotic factors, ecological relationships, humanity`s ecological problems, the relationship between nature and biodiversity protection and sustainable development.
    Content The definition of ecology, ecological terms and concepts, ecological factors, ecological relationships, food and energy cycles, lifestyles and nutrition, ecosystem types, population, community, biome, pollution, conservation biology, Environmental Impact Assesment
  • Program Learning Outcomes
  • Program Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
    1 Understands and applies the basic principles and theories of biology. 3
    2 Applies techniques related to recognition, systematics, conservation and monitoring of diversity of plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms. 1
    3 Comprehends cell, tissue and systems of organisms. -
    4 Comprehends structure, function and physiological relationships of organisms. 2
    5 Designs and carries out experiment, and analyze the results and evaluate them. -
    6 Examines the relationship of organisms with each other and with their environment, and uses monitoring techniques. 4
    7 Understands technologies including the latest developments in biology. 2
    8 Able to use information obtained from biology on health, environment, technology, industry, and industrial facilities. 4
    9 Ability to work interdisciplinary individually and as a team. 3
    10 Ability to express his/her knowledge orally and in writing. 4
    11 Comprehends professional, scientific and ethical responsibilities. 3
    12 Gains the ability to identify biological problems. 4
    13 Gains the ability to use modern techniques, tools and to follow developments in biological applications. 2
    14 Gains the ability to transform acquisitions into the product which could contribute to country`s economy. 4
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