[Ecosystem Research] Climate and Landscape Changes – Past and Future


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Course name Climate and Landscape Changes – Past and Future
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Course code S148
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. I. Unkel
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
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Short summary


  • CO2 and long term climate
  • Orbital scale climate change
  • Deglacial and Millenial Climate Changes
  • Historical and future climate changes
  • Human-climate interaction
  • Landscape-climate-interaction  

Seminar: "Journal Club" should bring the students into contact with the most actual publications as well as with some "classical papers" from high ranking international peer-reviewed journals. The topics of the "Journal Club" are supposed to range from geoarchaeology to archaeometry,  archaeological  sciences,  aDNA,  palaeoenvironments and  palaeoclimate,  covering  publications  in  journals  like  Nature, Science,          PNAS, Quaternary      Science            Reviews,         Journal of Archaeological   Science,   Journal   of   Palaeolimnology   etc.   Every session, one (or occasionally two) paper(s) is presented by one of the participants  for  ca.  20  min.,  while  all  the  other  participants  are supposed  to  also  have  read  the  paper  before  the  session.  The presentation is followed by a scientific debate on the respective paper(s).


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Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Written exam
Frequency Winter semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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