ΤΙΤΛΟΣ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΟΣ: ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΥΓΡΩΝ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΩΝ Ι

COURSEUNITTITLE:

BIOLOGY-ECOLOGY

 

COURSEUNIT

CODE:

20045690

 

TYPE OF

COURSE:

 

Compulsory

LEVEL OF

COURSE:

 

First cycle, General Education

SEMESTER OF

STUDY:

1st Semester

 

NUMBER OF ECTS:

 

MODE OF DELIVERY:

Face-to-face teaching of the course contents using slides presentation. Use of the e-learning platform “e-class”.

 

CONTACT

TEACHING:

Four hours lectures

 

COURSECONTENTS:

Inheritance and diversity. Cellular evolution. Chemical composition of living organisms - biomolecules. The role of water in biological systems. Enzymes as biocatalysts. Structure and composition of biological membranes. Transmembrane transport. Cell signaling. Prokaryote and eukaryote cell structure. Mitosis and meiosis. Cellular death. Genetic diversity. Prokaryotic genome. DNA replication, transcription and translation. Mutagenesis. Mendel's genetic laws. Genetic mapping. Recombinant DNA and cloning. Hosts and vectors.

Ecosystems and characteristics. Recycling nutrients. Ecosystem productivity. Ecological succession. Effects of environmental factors on ecosystems. Population ecology. Diversity and survival strategies. Biomarkers. Species migration and deployment. Evolutionary relationships. Natural ecosystems and anthropogenic activities.

 

NAMEOFLECTURER:

 

Dr. Spyridon Ntougias, Assistant Professor

 

LABORATORY WORK:

-

 

NAMESOFLECTURERS:

 

-

 

SUPPORTING MEMBER:

 

-

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

Biology, Alexandri-Chatziantoniou E., Stamoulis Publications, ISBN: 960-351-547-7 (In Greek).

Introduction to Ecology, Emberlin J. C., Tipothito publications, ISBN: 978-960-7643-20-8 (In Greek).

PREREQUISITES:

-

 

LEARNING

OUTCOMES

ANDCOMPETENCES:

 

  1. Knowledge based
  • Knowledge of the structure and role of biomolecules.
  • Understandingof cellular structure and function.
  • Understanding of genetic diversity.
  • Understanding of asexual and sexual reproduction.
  • Understandingof factors that influence ecosystems.
  • Being familiarwiththe characteristics of the major natural ecosystems.

2. Skills / Competences acquired

  • Evaluation of the key features of biological systems.
  • Classification of ecosystems.

 

ASSESSMENTMETHODS:

Written examination

 

LANGUAGE

Greek

 

Contact

  • Address:Department of Environmental Engineering, 67100, Xanthi

  • Telephone: 30 25410 79109,79117,79112

  • Email: secr@env.duth.gr