[Ecosystem Research] Long Term Analysis of Environmental Trends


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Course name Long Term Analysis of Environmental Trends
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Course code S151
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
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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
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Frequency Winter semester

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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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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