Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Biodiversity CEV219 3 2 + 0 4

Prerequisites Yok

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assist.Prof. ÖZGÜR ZEYDAN
Instructors Assist.Prof. ÖZGÜR ZEYDAN
Goals Aim of the course is to evaluate the relationship of living things with each other and with the environment itself, description of ecological environments that make up natural environment on the basis of individual, population, community and ecosystems, classification of ecosystems, environmental pollution associated with ecological factors.
Contents Basic rules and concepts in ecology,individual ecology , abiotic factors and the effects on organisms, Edaphic factors and the effects on organisms , biotic factors, biological relationships, ecosystem and characteristics , biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems, Applied ecology, environmental pollution, ecological balance and conservation of biological diversity.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students know the fundemantals of ecology at end of the course
2 Students can define the relations of ecology between environmental engineering at the end of the course.
3 Students can define material balances in the ecosystem.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Course
Assessment Methods Midterm (Week 8), final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to Ecology 6-16, 58-69
2 Ecological Relations and Factors 70-85
3 Abiotic Factors 89-164
4 Edafic and biotic factors 165-204
5 Ecosystems and properties 317-342
6 Biogeochemical cycles 342-353
7 Biogeochemical cycles 353-367
8 Terresterial Ecosystems 369-381
9 Fresh water ecosystems 381-394
10 Eutrofication 461
11 Marine and Special Ecosystems 395-409
12 Environmental pollution 442-482
13 Sustainability 483-506, 565-569
14 Environmental Management 507-563

Textbook Kocataş, A., 2008, Ekoloji, Çevre Biyolojisi, 10. Baskı, Ege Üniversitesi Basımevi, İzmir.
Additional Resources No

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques.
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams.
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 13 2 26
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 15 15
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load (h) 109
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.63
ECTS Credit of the Course 4