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Vegetation of Croatia

Code: 196134
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Sara Essert - Lectures
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
LEARNING OUTCOMES

1. Differentiating the vegetation types
2. Interpreting the vegetation structure differences
3. Defining the impact of environmental factors on occurrence of different vegetation types
4. Define vegetation dynamics and succession in vegetation structure
5. Connect plant communities with habitat types
6. Discover ways to encourage students to observe, get to love and know the vegetation of their region and homeland


COURSE CONTENT
1. The concept of vegetation, the concept of plant community and different concepts in defining plant communities.
2. Spring flowers of the city of Zagreb
3. Forest vegetation of the Mediterranean region of the Republic of Croatia
4. Non-forest vegetation of the Mediterranean region of the Republic of Croatia
5. Mediterranean region in biology teaching (what topics to discuss with students, what kind of fields trips to design for pupils, what research work to do with students)
6. Lowland and hilly forest belt of the Euro-Siberian-North American region of the Republic of Croatia
7. Designing a field trip with students in Zagreb (Tuškanac, Maksimir, etc.) and designing accompanying class assignments
8. Mountain forest belt of the Euro-Siberian-North American region of the Republic of Croatia
9. Elaboration of the topic of height zoning of vegetation with students (how to approach it, where to show it to pupils, how to encourage them to notice it in everyday life)
10. Non-forest vegetation of the Euro-Siberian-North American region of the Republic of Croatia
11. Plants of freshwater habitats
12. Natural successions
13. Addressing the topic of the importance of non-forest habitats for biodiversity
14. Main reasons for endangerment of flora and vegetation in the Republic of Croatia
15. Curriculum review of the course (designing creative tasks and ways to repeat school curriculum in class)
Literature:
  1. http://www.haop.hr/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/2018-01/Topic%20-%20Vukelic%20-%20Prirucnik%20za%20kopnena%20stanista.pdf
6. semester
Izborni predmeti biologija 1 - Mandatory studij - Biology and Chemistry Education
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