[Ecosystem Research] Terrestrial ecozones and ecosystems


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Course name Terrestrial ecozones and ecosystems
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Course code S153
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
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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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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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