[Ecosystem Research] GIS and Population Dynamics in Landscapes


General information

Course name GIS and Population Dynamics in Landscapes
Course type Exercise, Seminar
Course code AEF-EM036
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Tim Diekötter
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Based on provided data and on public available data retrieved by the students, participants will indicate,
characterize and separate geodata and topical data. Data bases and GIS-Systems will be combined to sup-
port the spatial analysis of survey data of mammals or birds.

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Project work
Frequency Summer and winter semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Students should have basic skills in working with GIS-Systems.
Furthermore, some proficiency in using spreadsheets and data bases would be beneficial. Additionally,
basic knowledge of population dynamics of animals in landscapes is recommended.

Information about course content, reading material, and additional information

Course Content Students understand the differences among the geometric objects polygon, line, and point and are able to
use them in GIS as basic units to depict and analyze population dynamics at the landscape level. Further-
more they are able to build thematic maps using these geometries. The participants are competent to work
with  public available spatial data (
EU-Directive INSPIRE, climate data). They will require skills to organize survey data for processing in
GISand will be able to understand the relevance of geographic coordinate systems.
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