Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Ecology Of Planktonic Algae BIY 506 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses Absent
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. TUĞBA ONGUN SEVİNDİK
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. TUĞBA ONGUN SEVİNDİK,
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective Teaching the fundamental concepts, major planktonic algae communities, methods and their application in planktonic algae ecology.
Course Content Basic terms and definitions; recent techniques used in planktonic algae ecology; phytoplankton communities; life process and environmental variables effecting this process
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Introduction to planktonic algae ecology (overview, definitions, terms and theories). Lecture, Testing, Homework,
2 Recent techniques used in planktonic algae ecology and systematics and their applications. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
3 The ecology, significance and economic value of planktonic algae communities. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
4 General characteristics, ecology and distributions of Cyanobacteria and Chlorophyta. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
5 General characteristics, ecology and distributions of Bacillariophyta and Euglenophyta. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
6 General characteristics, ecology and distributions of Myzozoa (Dinophyta) and Charophyta. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
7 General characteristics, ecology and distributions of Cryptophyta and Heterokontophyta. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
8 Nutrients effecting planktonic algae growth. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
9 Midterm exam. Lecture, Testing,
10 Mechanisms of suspension in planktonic algae. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
11 Seasonal succession of planktonic algae. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
12 Horizontal and vertical distribution of planktonic algae. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
13 Grazing by zooplankton (prey-predatory relationships). Lecture, Testing, Homework,
14 Anthropogenic effects on planktonic algae. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
15 Field trip. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to planktonic algae ecology (overview, definitions, terms and theories).
2 Recent techniques used in planktonic algae ecology and systematics and their applications.
3 The ecology, significance and economic value of planktonic algae communities.
4 General characteristics, ecology and distributions of Cyanobacteria and Chlorophyta.
5 General characteristics, ecology and distributions of Bacillariophyta and Euglenophyta.
6 General characteristics, ecology and distributions of Myzozoa (Dinophyta) and Charophyta.
7 General characteristics, ecology and distributions of Cryptophyta and Heterokontophyta.
8 Nutrients effecting planktonic algae growth.
9 Mechanisms of suspension in planktonic algae.
10 Seasonal succession of planktonic algae.
11 Horizontal and vertical distribution of planktonic algae.
12 Grazing by zooplankton (prey-predatory relationships).
13 Anthropogenic effects on planktonic algae.
14 Field trip.
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Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Providing methods of development and obtaining information methods at the specialist scale
2 To be able to practice the subject
3 Having a basic knowledge in related field literature
4 Explain and discuss the results
5 Identify original topics
6 Has the ability to use his / her achievements in biology in interdisciplinary studies.
7 Develops attitude towards project-based work.
8 Academic and cultural accumulation contributes to the process of being information society.
9 Can use computer and information technology at advanced level in accordance with its purposes.
10 Develop a positive attitude towards life-long learning.
11 Develops knowledge at the level of expertise in the relevant disciplines, based on biology level qualifications.
12 It is an individual who is sensitive to universal and social values, who observes, investigates, produces, and has ethical values in the fields / practices in his / her field of study.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Workload 141
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.64
dersAKTSKredisi 6