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Course Name
Turkish Peyzaj Ekolojisi
English Landscape Ecology
Course Code
PEM 242E Credit Lecture
Semester 4
2 2 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Meltem Erdem Kaya
Meltem Erdem Kaya
Course Objectives 1. To provide the concepts of ecology and landscape ecology
2. To research the role of ecological factors on landscape design
3. To discuss the ecological problems and the measures
Course Description Concepts of ecology and landscape ecology. Ecological factors. Definitions, ecological importance and functions of the climatic, topographic, soil, and biotic factors. Harmful ecological factors formed by human beings and their impacts on the landscape. Definitions of air, water, soil, radiation, noise pollution. Pollution's ecological importance and its interaction with landscape elements.
Course Outcomes Students who pass the course will be able to:
1. Gain inside to the concepts of ecology
2. Discuss the role of ecological factors on landscape design process
3. Produce ideas about dealing with ecological problems
4. Developed the bounds between landscape architecture and ecology science
5. Gain insight to the concept of ecosystem with all dimensions
6. Evaluate landscape design projects in terms of ecological issues.
Pre-requisite(s) none
Required Facilities
Textbook Forman, R.T.T. 2009. Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Other References Marzluff, M.J. et.al. 2008. Urban Ecology: and international perspective on the interaction between humans and nature, New York: Springer
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