GIS and Population Dynamics in Landscapes

 

General information

Course name GIS and Population Dynamics in Landscapes
Course type Exercise and Lecture
Course code AEF-EM036
Course coordinator Dr. agr. Georg Hörmann
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Spatial data will be provided, either in raw form or as processed geometric objects. Geometric objects willbe organised in geodatabases and linked with non-spatial data. These geodatabases will be used for thespatial analysis of population data. For the final assignment students can use their own data, if preferred.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Winter Term
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Students are required to have prior knowledge of GIS software.Furthermore, some proficiency in using spreadsheets and databases would be beneficial. Basic knowledgeof population dynamics of species in landscapes is recommended.
   

Information about course content, reading material, and additional information

Course Content Students understand the fundamental difference between geometric objects such as polygons, lines, pointsand grids, understand geographic coordinate systems, can process and organise raw spatial data to gene-rate geometric objects, have learnt how to find and work with Open Access datasets such as base mapsand climate data, can analyse spatial data to study population dynamics, and have gained extensive experi-ence presenting thematic maps to a range of users.
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