Restoration of Polluted Ecosystems


Restoration of Polluted Ecosystems

(Code: 246ΚΕΥ, Course outline)

Semester::  Ζ Teaching Credits:  3 ECTS: 5 Type:  Compulsory
Prerequisite Courses: Introduction to Ecology Course type: Special background Instructor: Fountoulakis M.

Knowledge

– To recognize the basic principles of ecological engineering

– To describe the mechanisms for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems restoration

 

Skills

– To calculate mass and energy flows through ecosystems

–  To distinguish the appropriate techniques for ecosystems restoration

 

Competence

– To suggest methods for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems restoration

 Topics per week: 1. Introduction to ecological engineering
2. Groundwater and soil pollution
3. Surface water pollution
4. Prevention of water and soil pollution
5. Lake restoration I
6. Lake restoration II
7. River and stream restoration
8. Field trip
9. Soil remediation I
10. Soil remediation II
11. Groundwater remediation I
12. Groundwater remediation II
13. Oil spills assessment and restoration
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
:
2
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
:
 1
Other Activities:  –
Grading:
  •  Compulsory mid-semester examination (40%)

– Multiple choice questionnaires

– Short-answer questions

– Problem solving

  • Compulsory final examination (40%)

– Multiple choice questionnaires

– Short-answer questions

– Problem solving

  • Two team assays (20%)
Notes:
Basic Textbooks:
  • «Τεχνολογίες αποκατάστασης εδαφών και υπόγειων υδάτων από επικίνδυνους ρύπους», Γιδαράκος, Ε., Αιβαλιώτη, Μ.  Εκδόσεις ΖΥΓΟΣ., ISBN: 960-8065-52-6
Bibliography:
  • «Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration», Mitsch, W.J., Jorgensen, S.E., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. ISBN: 047133264X
  • «Ecological Engineering design: restoring and conserving ecosystem services», Matlock, M.D., Morgan R.A. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. ISBN: 978-0-470-34514-6
Language:  The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English
Internet sites:
  1. Ecological Engineering, Elsevier
  2. Ecological Indicators, Elsevier
  3. Restoration Ecology, Wiley
  4. Environmental Management, Springer
  5. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Elsevier