Natural Resource Conservation - M - Statistical and Mathematical Tools in Process Analysis

 

General information

Course name Statistical and Mathematical Tools in Process Analysis
Course type  
Course code S022
Course coordinator Dr. G. Hörmann
Faculty Institute for Natural Resource Conservation
Examination office  
Short summary Descriptive statistics: mean, standard deviation, confidence interval. Inferential statistics: regression, ANOVA. Biological methods: rarefaction, ordination methods, clustering. Time series analysis: spectral analysis, cross correlation, analysis of spatial data.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

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ECTS 6
Evaluation Written examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge in computer applications
   

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Course Content Students learn to apply statistical methods for ecological research. After an introduction into common computer tools for data management and data analysis (spreadsheets, data bases, shells for statistics modeling) the students learn to use methods for the statistical interpretation of ecological data. Exercises include the use of common computer programs for calculations, e.g. Excel and R, fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics, e.g. means, standard deviation, ANOVA, regressions. Furthermore, students learn specific methods of biological ecology, e.g. similarity coefficients, ordination, multivariate methods. Time series analysis is used to analyze fluctuations and interference between parameters. A special unit is devoted to the treatment of spatial data.
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Ecosystem Research - M - Analysis of environmental processes

 

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Course name Analysis of environmental processes
Course type  
Course code S164
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. I. Unkel
Faculty  
Examination office  
Short summary
  • Field course, taking sediment samples at selected locations (e.g. Schleswig-Holstein or Switzerland)
  • Producing/describing/drawing sedimentary profiles
  • Laboratory analyses (e.g. grain size, LOI)
  • Setting up scientific articles
  • Article writing and data implementation
  • Reading and presenting respective reference literature
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Seminar paper
Frequency Summer semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content The module focuses on sedimentary archives of environmental processes. Sample material which is described and taken by the students in the field is analyzed in the laboratory. The results of the field and laboratory analyses are assembled in a scientific text simulating a peer-reviewed scientific publication. This course fosters the ability of the students to analyze environmental data from the sedimentary record on their own. In the end they should present and discuss this data in a boarder scientific context going beyond a standard lab report. This should enable/prepare them to write scientific monographs (theses) or peer-reviewed journal articles. Key skills: 1.         Designing experiments/field work 2.         Managing data 3.         Publishing data (transforming data into graphs and texts)
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Natural Resource Conservation - M - Principles in Ecosystem Protection & Management

 

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Course name Principles in Ecosystem Protection & Management
Course type Lectures
Course code AEF-EM006
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Tim Diekötter
Faculty Institute for Natural Resource Conservation
Examination office  
Short summary Species and habitat conservation. Concept of biodiversity, value of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, scientific foundations of conservation biology, meta population theory, population dynamics, conservation genetics, ecosystem dynamics, reserve design, reserve networks, segregation/integration, surrogates in conservation biology.
Ecosystem conservation, restoration management: Ecosystem properties of woods and forests, coastal, lakes and rivers, bogs and fens, heathland, grassland. rural and urban areas: management systems and options or restoration for these systems.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content Students are able to analyze the threats to species, habitats and ecosystems.protection. They are able to develop sustainable solutions to key issues in conserving biodiversity on the basic of sound ecological knowledge as well as legal regulations.
The module focuses on national, pan European as well as international examples in conservation biology, ecosystem management and restoration.
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Ecosystem Research - M - Geoarchaeology and Holocene palaeoecology – reconstruction of natural and human

 

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Course name Geoarchaeology and Holocene palaeoecology – reconstruction of natural and human
Course type  
Course code S152
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary Students get experienced to carry out geoarchaeological and Holocene palaeoecological studies. They learn to collaborate in groups while analyzing, compiling, combining, discussing and interpreting different available data (in part gained from S 152) within the frame of projects. A major aspect is the comparison of palaeoenvironmental results with recent data. Whereas one focus is lead on the analysis another one is set on the presentation (talk) and publication of the results.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Project
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements Basics in Ecology, consolidation/ continuation of S152.
   

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Course Content Different palaeoenvironmental data (available from S 152 and earlier projects) are  compiled,  discussed, interpreted,  presented  and published by the students. Students are organized in project teams.
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Ocean Research - M - How to write and publish a scientific paper

 

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Course name How to write and publish a scientific paper
Course type  
Course code bioc-253
Course coordinator Dr. Avan Antia
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary This module will address different stages of manuscript writing and publishing answering basic questions such as: When are my data ready for publishing? Where should I publish? How do I structure the manuscript? How to present the data? What is my message? What are the Does and Don’ts of scientific writing? How to deal with the reviewers and editors? How to manage my coauthors? The module will be an interactive seminar.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 2
Evaluation Not graded
Frequency summer semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content In this module students will be introduced into the process of manuscript publishing in peer-reviewed scienti- fic journals. The goal of the module is to provide insights into the fun and frustration of paper writing, import- ant rules on manuscript structuring and scientific language as well as how to deal with the reviewing pro- cess. After completion of the module students should be familiar with the general principles of a successful publishing process.
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Agricultural Economics - M - Principles of Environmental Economics and Environmental planning

 

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Course name Principles of Environmental Economics and Environmental planning
Course type Lectures
Course code AEF-EM009
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Uwe Latacz-Lohmann
Faculty Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Examination office Prüfungsamt Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Short summary Environmental economics: diagnosing environmental problems; instruments of environmental policy in general and of agri-environmental policy in particular; introduction to environmental valuation Environmental planning: basic planning methods; environmental planning instruments (landscape planning, environmental compatibility check, FFH-directive; intervention, regulation and landscape maintenance sett-
lements. Interfaces for spatial planning, EU Water Frame work Directive.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge in economics, innovation studies, economic geography and sustainability.
   

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Course Content Environmental economics: students have an overview of environmental economics as a discipline of research and teaching. They are able to diagnose environmental problems and to assess alternative environmental policy instruments with the perspective and analytical tools of economics. They understand the key instruments of agri-environmental policy and are able to follow the ongoing debate about the further development of agri-environmental policy in the context of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.
Environmental planning: students understand the interaction of content, method and formal legal basics of planning and have an overview of German and European instruments and results of spatial environmental planning. They are able to interpret, evaluate and apply ecological data and to solve target conflicts
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Geography - M - Economic Geography and Sustainability

 

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Course name Economic Geography and Sustainability
Course type  
Course code S103
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. R. Hassink
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office Geography and Geosciences
Short summary Path  creation,  path  dependence  and  the  geography  of  renewable energy industries Diffusion of renewable energy technologies Diffusion of environmental standards The geography of sustainability transition The co-evolution of technologies and institutional structures Local and regional innovation systems and sustainability Regional economic resilience after shocks Learning region and sustainability Regional innovation policy and sustainability Entrepreneurship and sustainability Routines and sustainability
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge in economics, innovation studies, economic geography and sustainability.
   

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Course Content Knowledge of the main theoretical notes of evolutionary economic geography (path creation, path dependence, lock-ins, co-evolution) in relation to sustainability transitions Knowledge of the impact of policy and institutional framework conditions on sustainability transitions Knowledge of mutually influencing impacts of different spatial scales (local, regional, national, global) on sustainability transitions
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Geography - M - Coastal Evolution and Protection

 

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Course name Coastal Evolution and Protection
Course type  
Course code S126
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. R. Mayerle
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office Geography and Geosciences
Short summary The first part of the course deals with hydrodynamic processes and their response on the coastline. The second part describes the physical processes acting on different types of coastlines, their contribution to the evolution of modern coastal zones and their potential of major changes on coastlines in the future. The third part introduces concepts and practices adopted to protect the coastal environment within an exciting interplay of natural processes and human activities. The final part of the course brings the current practices in the modeling of morphological changes. Examples of the application of numerical models to the prediction of morphological changes over periods of 5-10 years will be presented.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Recommended requirements Preference is given to participants of the M.Sc. program Coastal Information Systems.
   

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Course Content Students will be introduced into different kinds of coastal processes on a multidisciplinary basis. They will be provided with knowledge on the evolution of modern coastal zones as a result of physical forcing by considering qualitative and quantitative aspects of water waves, tides and currents. This knowledge is crucial for the assessment of different coastal construction projects and will also be used in numerical modeling of relevant coastal processes. As a result, the students will be able to understand and characterize coastal modification and evolution by natural and anthropogenic processes, and to assess the whole span of coastal protection measures and to appraise their consequences for coastal environments with the help of numerical modeling techniques.
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Ecosystem Research - B M - Terrestrial ecozones and ecosystems

 

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Course name Terrestrial ecozones and ecosystems
Course type  
Course code S153
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary Global overview of ecozone characteristics (climate, topography, soils and sediments, vegetation, animals, human impact) Presentation  and  analysis  of  the  individual  ecozones  (polar  and subpolar   zone,   boreal   zone,   temperate   and   dry   midlatitudes, subtropics  with  Winter  rain,  humid  subtropics,  dry  tropics  and subtropics, subtropics with Summer rain, humid tropics), evaluation of the human impact in the individual ecozones (past and present) Presentation of case studies Discussion of future development of ecozones and ecosystems.
   

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Study level  
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency summer and winter semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content Students are familiar with the natural characteristics (climate, topography, soils and sediments, vegetation, animals) and the development (past, present, future) of ecozones and ecosystems; students are familiar with the varieties of human impact and their effects on ecosystems; students are able to differentiate, to interpret and to evaluate natural processes and the effects of specific human activities on global, zonal and regional scales.
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Ocean Research - M - Advanced course in Polar Ecology

 

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Course name Advanced course in Polar Ecology
Course type  
Course code bioc-266
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Dieter Piepenburg
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary The module provides in-depth information about dominant sympagic, pelagic and benthic organisms (including micro-organisms) and their specific environments in the polar regions of both hemispheres. The course will also cover topics of land-sea interactions, e.g. in estuaries and shelf ecosystems. Besides presen- ting the current knowledge on the general biology and ecology of these organisms, special topics such as threats, population status and conservation issues of habitats for individual species are also addressed with special respect to warming and subsequent man-made changes. The course is a combination of a series of lectures and a literature seminar with oral presentations of the students.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 4
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Summer semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Course Content The objective of this module is to introduce students to the biology and ecology of polar environments in dif- ferent regions. After completion of the module, students should have a sound knowledge on diversity, habi- tats, life cycles, feeding ecology and adaptations in biology, physiology and behaviour of marine and terre- strial polar organisms.
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Ocean Research - M - Introduction to Physical Oceanography

 

General information

Course name Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Course type  
Course code ozgr-151
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary Topography of the oceans, physical properties of sea water and sea-ice, water mass properties, thermal and haline startification, wind driven currents, geostrophic currents, thermo-haline circulation, regional oceanography, waves and tides.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 5
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency every other semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Course Content Understanding of the basic concepts used in Physical Oceanography, including a description of the large scale Ocean circulation and water mass properties.
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Ocean Research - M - Doing Science

 

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Course name Doing Science
Course type  
Course code bioc-110
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Martin Wahl
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary This module aims at teaching and practicing specific skills necessary for participating in scientific research. Topics to be covered are: Recognition of scientifically interesting questions, formulation of hypotheses, gathering data and designing experiments. Analysis of results and graphic presentation. Written and Oral Scientific Communication.  Critical review of scientific literature. Writing a proposal.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral presentation and homework
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements A bachelor’s degree and participation in a master study programme in a scientific discipline.
   

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Course Content This module will equip students to pursue independent scientific research, be able to critically read and judge scientific literature and communicate their results lucidly in oral and verbal form.
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Ocean Research - M - Introduction to Chemical Oceanography

 

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Course name Introduction to Chemical Oceanography
Course type  
Course code bioc-103
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Eric Pieter Achterberg
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary Topics to be covered are: Basic concepts and principles in marine chemistry. Major elemental cycles. Chemical interactions (river-ocean, sediment-ocean, atmosphere-ocean).Air-sea gas exchange.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 5
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline. Basic knowledge of chemistry.
   

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Course Content Students will gain demonstrable abilities to evaluate the role of ocean chemistry in major elemental cycles and be able to use these to understand interdisciplinary concepts and principles associated with them.
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Ocean Research - M - Introduction to Biological Oceanography

 

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Course name Introduction to Biological Oceanography
Course type  
Course code bioc-101
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Johannes F. Imhoff
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary This module will provide a broad overview of the functioning of marine ecosystems and the interactions between organismal groups that determine the cycling of bio-reactive elements in the ocean. Topics to be covered include: Physicochemical conditions in the ocean: large and small scale heterogeneity. Functional groups: micro-organisms, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos animals, algae, fishes, sea birds, mammals. Ecophysiology: light and photosynthesis, physiology of picoplankton, primary production, nutrients, microbial loop. Populations and communities: distribution, growth, age structure and demography, interactions, food webs. Biogeochemical cycles: classification of elements and their residence times, sources and sinks of elements, linking c to N, Si, P and Fe, microbiology of C-, N- and S-cycle. Diversity: patterns, significance and loss.Global Change: ocean acidification, global warming and “The Future Ocean”.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements A bachelor’s degree in a biological discipline.
   

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Course Content On completion of this module students should be able to discuss and link key concepts in biological oceano- graphy and fish ecology. They should have an understanding of the importance of functional groups of orga- nisms both in shaping the food web including nekton as well as in elemental fluxes. Students should have enough knowledge to able to read and critically judge current literature on the topics covered.
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Ecosystem Research - M - Long Term Analysis of Environmental Trends

 

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Course name Long Term Analysis of Environmental Trends
Course type  
Course code S151
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary Interpretation and analysis of long-term dynamics of landscapes depending on social processes, land-use and natural processes. The natural and anthropogenic components will be differentiated. With the help of examples from different continents the multiple direct and indirect impacts of cultures on landscape characteristics and development will be clarified. In groups case studies will be analysed with the help of the 4-dimensional landscape analysis and evaluated regarding their relevance for current environmental action. Results will be presented in an exhibition to the public.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Recommended requirements  
   

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Course Content Students are able to identify long-term trends of the development of ecosystems in different landscapes and the dominating processes and structures at different times. Participants are able to evaluate the impact of landscape development regarding current management decisions.
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Ecosystem Research - M - Climate and Landscape Changes – Past and Future

 

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

Lecture:

  • 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
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written exam
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Ecosystem Research - M - Geo-Ecological Regional Processes

 

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Course name Geo-Ecological Regional Processes
Course type  
Course code S147
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary Principles of geomorphology, quaternary geology and  soil  forming: The regonalised application of adapted methods for geomorphology and quaternary geology at site level and local and regional scales based on case studies from different continents. Regional impact of cultivation measures and conservation concepts based on erosion events, desertification and salinisation processes. Principles of geo-botany: plant communities as result of site dependent parameters and plants as habitat forming factors. Characteristics of phytosociological units, identification of threats and conservation measures considering site specific conditions and transregional matter flux.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Recommended requirements  
   

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Course Content Geo-scientific-processes: students are familiar with regional and local geomorphological, geological and soil forming processes and they are able to interpret interaction between them and hydrological and climatic systems for the formation of landscape  typical structures Geo-botanic processes: students know the fundamental  and specific interactions between sites, plants and plant communities. They are able to identify the availability of resources and their vulnerability to anthropogenic use.
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Ecosystem research - M - Integrated Management of Wetlands

 

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Course name Integrated Management of Wetlands
Course type  
Course code S143
Course coordinator PD Dr. M. Trepel
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem research
Examination office  
Short summary Wetland management is a holistic and integrative analysis and an assessment of the anthropogenic impacts in wetlands,  considering also the regeneration effects, to create a sustainable and socially accepted concept for acting. The module gives knowledge on the impact the use of natural resources in wetlands has on the ecosystem and how to reduce the socio-economic risks. With scenarios and analysis of example studies, possible measures are evaluated in working groups.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements basic understanding of ecological and hydrological processes and ecosystem functions
   

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Course Content Students are able to identify the ecological, economical and social components of integrated wetland management and are able to use system analysis to study the interrelationships. Participants are able to understand the specific characteristics of wetlands. They are able to understand and communicate the different points of view of local actives.
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Ecosystem Research - B M - Freshwater & Wetland Ecosystems – Field Studies

 

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Course name Freshwater & Wetland Ecosystems – Field Studies
Course type  
Course code S139
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. K. Dierßen
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary This module focuses on the structure and function of water ecosystems and wetlands. Focus will be analysis of direct interaction between ecosystem types of special importance for nature and resource conservation. Special attention will be given to the reactions of biocenosis to anthropogenic environmental changes. Students will organise and conduct lab projects in groups, as well as participate in excursions. Reports about data management, analysis and presentation method mark the end of each teaching unit.
   

Information about study level

Study level Bachelor, Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Protocol
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, plant alimentation and plant cultivation
   

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Course Content Students are able to measure principle ecological processes (e.g. Flood dynamics, sedimentation, primary production, etc.) within ecosystems and to recognize the triggering biotic and abiotic structures. They are able to evaluate the possibilities, limits and informative value of field data for ecosystem conservation and management.
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Ecosystem Research - B M - Terrestrial Ecosystems – Field Studies

 

General information

Course name Terrestrial Ecosystems – Field Studies
Course type  
Course code S115
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. J. Schrautzer
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary This module focuses on the population/community dynamics and physical processes in terrestrial and semi-terrestrial ecosystems. The course provides knowledge about principal geobotanical techniques, measurements to acquire plant physiological processes, population dynamics of plant species and succession processes within plant communities. Special attention will be given to different restoration concepts currently applied in Central Europe. Exercises are carried out in differently managed forests, wet and dry grasslands, mires and gravel pits.
   

Information about study level

Study level Bachelor, Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, ecology
   

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Course Content Students are able to measure principle processes within ecosystems and to recognize their biotic and abiotic structure. They are able to evaluate the possibilities, limits and informative value of field data for ecosystem conservation and management.
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Ökosystemforschung - B - Bodenökologie

 

Allgemeine Information

Kursname Bodenökologie
Kurstyp  
Kurscode AEF-agr014
Kursverantwortlicher Prof. Dr. Rainer Horn
Fakultät Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Prüfungsamt Prüfungsamt Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Kurzzusammenfassung Bodenökologie, Böden  als Pflanzenstandorte, Wasser- und Nährstoffversorgung von Pflanzen, Bodenklassifikation und Bodenbewertung.
   

Information über das Studienniveau

Studienniveau Bachelor
Möglich auch für Mündliche Prüfung
   

Informationen über Leistungspunkte, Bewertung und Angebotshäufigkeit

ECTS 6
Bewertung  
Angebotshäufigkeit Winter semester
   

Information über die Lehrsprache

Lehrsprache Deutsch
Mindestanforderung B1
Näheres zur Lehrsprache  
   

Information über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen

Empfohlene Zugangsvoraussetzungen  
   

Informationen über Lehrinhalte, Literatur und weitere Angaben

Lehrinhalte Die Studierenden sind vertraut mit bodenökologischen Fragestellungen im Hinblick auf die Pflanzenproduktion. Zusätzlich sind sie befähigt, die Methoden der physikalischen und chemischen Analytik an konkreten Bodenproben durchzuführen.
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Plant Nutrition and Soil Science - M - Nutrient Cycles and Sustainability

 

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Course name Nutrient Cycles and Sustainability
Course type  
Course code AEF-EM010
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Karl-Hermann Mühling
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office Prüfungsamt Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Short summary Nutrient inputs, nutrient outputs, nutrient balance of soils, criteria of sustainability, trace, roots-soil interaction , gas emission (Methan, NOx), heavy metal dynamics, adaption of plants to saline and acid soils and adaption strategies of plants to such conditions
   

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Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, plant alimentation and plant cultivation
   

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Course Content Students have knowledge of nutrient dynamics of different agroecosystems and an understanding of the complexity of the interaction of location and plants and are familiar with the criteria of sustainable cultivation. They are able to conceptualize cultivation concepts in humid, semi-arid and arid regions and are able to analyse the effects of changes in nutrient management on different crop-rotations.
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Ökosystemforschung - B - Spezieller Bodenschutz

 

Allgemeine Information

Kursname Spezieller Bodenschutz
Kurstyp Modul
Kurscode AEF-agr509
Kursverantwortlicher Prof. Dr. Rainer Horn
Fakultät Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Prüfungsamt Prüfungsamt Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Kurzzusammenfassung Bodenschutz, Bodenmelioration, Bodensanierung, Boden-Schadstoffe.
   

Information über das Studienniveau

Studienniveau Bachelor
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Informationen über Leistungspunkte, Bewertung und Angebotshäufigkeit

ECTS 6
Bewertung Mündliche Prüfung
Angebotshäufigkeit Wintersemester
   

Information über die Lehrsprache

Lehrsprache Deutsch
Mindestanforderung B2
Näheres zur Lehrsprache  
   

Information über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen

Empfohlene Zugangsvoraussetzungen Kenntnisse physikalischer und chemischer Grundlagen der Bodenkunde.
   

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Lehrinhalte ie Studierenden haben vertiefte Kenntnisse über die Aspekte des Bodenschutzes, sie sind mit Meliorati- ons- und Sanierungsmethoden vertraut, sie haben Kenntnisse über Schadstoffe und -pfade in Böden erwor- ben. Durch eine Exkursion verstehen sie die erlernten Sachverhalte vor Ort zu durchschauen.
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Geography - M - Geography of Germany

 

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Course name Geography of Germany
Course type Lecture
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Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Florian Dünckmann
Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and GEo Science
Short summary

The lecture covers these themes of German Regional Geography:

  • Cultural landscapes of Germany and their underlying ecological, economic and social factors
  • The changing political geography of Germany
  • Population: Structure and evolution
  • Settlement structures beyond the urban-rural dichotomy
  • Current trends of urban development
  • The restructuring of rural areas
  • Economic patterns: agriculture, industry, and the service sector
  • Spatial planning in Germany.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 2,5
Evaluation Exam
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content Students gain insight into the main natural and social features of German geography. They can identify the most typical German cultural landscapes. They understand the role of spatial diversity in the development of Germany as a nation. They know the basic trends that currently characterize German cities and the countryside. They understand the main patterns of the German economy. They comprehend the basic mechanisms of spatial planning.
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