Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

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[Agricultural Science] Modeling policy processes of agricultural, energy and climate policies

 

General information

Course name Modeling policy processes of agricultural, energy and climate policies
Course type  
Course code agrarAEF863-01a
Course coordinator  
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Model based analysis of agricultural policy in industrial and developing countries, and particularly in the EU.Historical development of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); national and supranational con-stitutional decision-making procedures of the CAP, relevant political actors and policy goals of the CAP aswell as of central agricultural policy frameworks in other countries, e.g. CAADP in African states; overview ofcentral political economy modeling approaches in the literature of comparative political economy.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation  
Frequency Summer Term
   

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

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Recommended requirements Knowlegde in microeconomic modelling as well as modeling of economic policy (Module “Quantitative öko-nomische Modelle der Agrarpolitik” as well as Module ”Wirtschaftspolitische und politökonomosche Grundla-gen”).
   

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Course Content Students know the historical context and development of agricultural policies in industrial and developingcountries. They understand the central economic, demographic and institutional determinants of agriculturalpolicy. In particular, they are able to discuss the role of political institutions, interest groups and the votersas determinants of agricultural policy outcomes. They are able to analyze the impact of changed constitutio-nal rules as well as informal policy network structures on policy outcomes. They can analyze and evaluatethe impact agricultural policies on the economic development and the environment.
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[Food Economics] Development Economics

 

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Course name Development Economics
Course type Lecture
Course code AEF-eg004
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Awudu Abdulai
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Short summary Students are in the position to recognize specific problems in developing countries and to classify these problems in a broader economic context.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written
Frequency Winter Term
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language German is possible (see course “Entwicklungsökonomie”)
   

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Recommended requirements Good Economic Basics
   

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Course Content Students are in the position to recognize specific problems in developing countries and to classify these problems in a broader economic context. They are familiar with the basic explanatory approaches to economic development and can build on this knowledge to define the distinct speed of adjustment of different economies. The students are able to critically assess established development economic policy instruments and to formulate approaches to alternative policy design. Based on regional circumstances they can identify a range of action and give specific policy recommendations.
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Bodenökologie

 

Allgemeine Information

Kursname Bodenökologie
Kurstyp  
Kurscode AEF-agr014
Kursverantwortlicher Prof. Dr. Spielvogel
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  
   

Informationen über Leistungspunkte, Bewertung und Angebotshäufigkeit

ECTS 6
Bewertung Mündliche Prüfung
Angebotshäufigkeit Winter semester
   

Information über die Lehrsprache

Lehrsprache Deutsch
Mindestanforderung B1
Näheres zur Lehrsprache  
   

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Empfohlene Zugangsvoraussetzungen  
   

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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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Conservation Biology

 

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Course name Principles in Ecosystem Protection & Management
Course type Lecture with Exercise
Course code AEF-EM001
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Tim Diekötter
Faculty Institute for Natural Resource Conservation
Examination office  
Short summary Students are introduced to the basic ecological patterns, processes and functions in terrestrial, limnic and marine ecosystems; and understanding of the complexity and dynamics of ecosystems. This allows a first assessment of the possibilities and limits of management measures.
   

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
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements  
   

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Consumer Psychology in Agri- and Food Business

 

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Course name Consumer Psychology in Agri- and Food Business
Course type Lecture (30h/90h); Seminar (30h/90h); Total (60h/180h)
Course code AEF-agr825
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Orth, Email: uorth@ae.uni-kiel.de
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Consumer Psychology in Agri- and Food Business takes a look at the psychological underpinnings of consumer behavior. It aims at introducing psychological concepts, research methodology, and interesting findings that are important to understand the role of the human mind in a marketing and consumption context.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

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ECTS 6
Evaluation 50 % final examination (oral), 50 % presentation & homework
Frequency Summer Term
   

Information about teaching language

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

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Recommended requirements Basic insights into consumer behavior, marketing, marketing research. Basic knowledge about research methods and statistical analyses.
   

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Course Content This module covers basic and some advanced concepts of consumer psychology (CP) in an agribusiness and food context. Emphasis is on understanding the drivers and processes of human behavior. Focal areas include CP as a multi-faceted discipline, activation, perception and evaluation, context effects, environmental atmospherics, affect-as-information, persuasion knowledge models, judgmental bias, learning, memory, concepts of self and others, personality, and persuasion. Learning objectives are addressed through a combination of lectures and group seminars.
Reading list Assigned readings (selected journal articles), textbook (for reference): Handbook  of Consumer Psychology, by C. P. Haugtvedt, P. M. Herr, & F. R. Kardes (eds.)
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Crop Science and Plant Breeding - B M - Methods for Breeding Field Crops

 

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Course name Methods for Breeding Field Crops
Course type Lecture
Course code AEF-agr046
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Christian Jung
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Short summary The module deals with the most important crops under central European conditions. Botany, genetics,
importance and history of the crops will be introduced. General and specific aspects of breeding methodo-
logy will be explained.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral 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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Recommended requirements Advanced understanding of genetics, evolution, botany and breeding of major crop species.
AgriGenomics students successful passing of module “Introduction to crop and animal breeding“
   

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Course Content The students learn how crop plants evolved from their wild ancestors. They learn basic breeding methodo-
logy and specific breeding programs for the respective crops. The features of different kinds of cultivars will
be understood. Emphasis will be given to biotechnological techniques like molecular markers and geneti-
cally modified plants. The students will also learn how genomic techniques are employed in modern bree-
ding schemes.
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Genetically Modified Plants

 

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Course name Genetically Modified Plants
Course type Lecture and Internship
Course code AEF-agrig012
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Christian Jung
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Techniques for plant transformation, vectors, reporter genes, Identification of genetically modified plants, main features of genetically modified plants used in plant breeding, ecological and economic implications of genetically modified plants, legal aspects, worldwide adoption of genetically modified plants in agriculture
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation  
Frequency Summer Term
   

Information about teaching language

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

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Recommended requirements  
   

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Course Content The students learn about production of genetically modified plants and they will understand how genetically modified plants are employed in plant breeding and plant production
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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.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Project work
Frequency Summer and winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

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

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.
   

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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.
Reading list  
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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
Also possible for  
   

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
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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.
   

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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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Humanernährung und Lebensmittelkunde - B - Grundlagen der Mikro- und Makronährstoffe in der Ernährung

 

Allgemeine Information

Kursname Grundlagen der Mikro- und Makronährstoffe in der Ernährung
Kurstyp Vorlesung
Kurscode AEF-ök010
Kursverantwortlicher Prof. Dr. Bosy-Westphal
Fakultät Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Prüfungsamt Prüfungsamt Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Kurzzusammenfassung Funktion, Bedarf und Empfehlung für Mineralstoffe (Ca, P, Mg) und Spurenelemente (Fe, Zn, Se) in Abhän-
gigkeit von Lebensalter und physiologischer Situation, Einflüsse auf die Bioverfügbarkeit, Auswirkungen von
Über- und Unterversorgung, Methoden zur Bestimmung des Mineralstoff- und Spurenelementhaushalts
   

Information über das Studienniveau

Studienniveau Bachelor
Möglich auch für  
   

Informationen über Leistungspunkte, Bewertung und Angebotshäufigkeit

ECTS 6
Bewertung Klausur
Angebotshäufigkeit Wintersemester
   

Information über die Lehrsprache

Lehrsprache Deutsch
Mindestanforderung B1
Näheres zur Lehrsprache with the support of the Section english possible
   

Information über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen

Empfohlene Zugangsvoraussetzungen Kenntnisse ernährungs- und stoffwechselphysiologischer Grundlagen (entsprechend den Inhalten der
Module Grundlagen der Stoffwechselphysiologie, Grundlagen der Regulation des Stoffwechsels)
   

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Lehrinhalte Makronährstoffe und Ernährungszustand: Ernährungserhebung, Essverhalten, Ernährungszustand, Nähr-
stoffbedarf, Energieverbrauch und Energiebilanz, Makronährstoffe incl. Alkohol, beispielhafte Darstellung
von Mangelzuständen von Vitaminen (Vit. B12, Folsäure) und Spurenelementen (Jod), Ernährungsempfeh-
lungen
Mikronärstoffe: Vitamine und Mineralstoffe: Nahrungsquellen und Vitaminbedarf, Stoffwechsel und moleku-
lare Wirkungsmechanismen, Versorgungsstatus in der Bevölkerung; Pathogenese, Diagnostik und Therapie
des Vitaminmangels, Risikogruppen für Mangelerkrankungen, Wechselwirkungen mit Arzneimitteln, Indika-
tionen für Supplemente.
Literatur Schäperclaus, W., v. Lukowicz, M.: Lehrbuch der Teichwirtschaft, Paul Parey Verlag, 590 S., ISBN 382638248 Pillay, T.V.R.: Aquaculture- Principle and Practises. Blackwell Sciene, 640 S. ISBN 9781405105323. Spannhof, L.: Einführung in die Fischphysiologie, Dr. Kovac Verlag, 404 Seiten. ISBN: 3860642162 Steffens, W.: Grundlagen der Fischernährung. Urban & Fischer Verlag, 226 Seiten. Bohl, M.: Zucht und Produktion von Süßwasserfischen, DLG-Verlag, 719 S., ISBN 3769005430.
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Integrated Management of Wetlands

 

General information

Course name Integrated Management of Wetlands
Course type  
Course code AEF-EM018
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 Assignment
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 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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Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics

 

General information

Course name Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics
Course type Lecture, Seminar
Course code AEF-el008
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Frank Döring

Fakulty

Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Examination Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Short Summary Regulation of metabolism on the molecular and cellular level and the level of organism, polymorphisms and
metabolic phenotype, functional genomics, epigenetics, databases, nucleic acids, proteins, 3D.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Informationen about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written Exam
Frequency Wintersemester
   

Information about the teaching language

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

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Recommended requirements Understanding of biochemistry, nutrition physiology, basic knowledge of genetics/molecular biology.
   

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Course content Knowledge of
- nutrient relevant pathways of metabolism and cellular signaling cascades
- regulation of metabolism pathways in different levels (molecular, cellular, level of organ, organism)
of biological integrity
- basics of genetic variations constitutive databases and their appliances
Reading Material Rehner and Daniel: Biochemie der Ernährung, Spektrum. 2002, 2. Auflage
Löffler, Petrides: Biochemie und Pathobiochemie. Springer. 2006, 8. Auflage
Strachan, Read: Molekulare Humangenetik. Spektrum. 2005, 3. Auflage
Passarge: Taschenatlas der Genetik. Thieme. 2004, 2. Auflage
Rimbach, Fuchs, Packer: Nutrigenomics, CRC Press. 2005
Brigelius-Flohe, Joost: Nutritional Genomics. Wiley. 2006.
Ordovas: Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics. Wiley. 2004
Baxevanis, Ouellette: Bioinformatics. Wiley. 2005, 2. auflage
Pevsner: Bioinformatic and Functional Genomics. Wiley. 2003
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Planning and Managing Science Projects

 

General information

Course name Planning and Managing Science Projects
Course type Exercise and Lecture
Course code AEF-EM029
Course coordinator Priv.-Doz. Dr. Tobias W. Donath
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Basics of project management, use of project management software, use of content-management systems,context of public, governmental and private projects.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

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
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements Via internet multiple and useful introductory material on project management ist provided. Besides others,watching the following the following video will support participants to accommodate in this module: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9k0yBMYlhQ&noredirect=1
   

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Course Content Students are familiar with the basics of project management in the sectors of investigation, public institutions and services. They are able to use appropriate project management software and content-managementsystems.
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Principles of Ecosystem Analysis

 

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Course name Principles of Ecosystem Analysis
Course type Modul
Course code AEF-EM011
Course coordinator Dr. rer. nat. Felix Müller
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Short summary Basics of system analysis and ecosystem theory, application of hierarchic indications concepts for represen-
tation of fluctuations in and between systems of different scales. Human-environmental interactions are ana-
lysed using DPSIR and based on the data of the european environmental agency. The analysis of utilization
of natural resources include land-use conflicts between agriculture, environmental protection, urban expan-
sion, water management, tourism etc.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

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ECTS 6
Evaluation Seminar paper
Frequency Summer Semester
   

Information about teaching language

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

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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge in ecological processes and structures.
   

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Course Content Students are familiar with basics of system analysis and are able to analyse complex interactions in human-
environmental systems.
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Principles of Environmental Economics & Environmental Planning

 

General information

Course name Principles of Environmental Economics & Environmental Planning
Course type Lecture(s)
Course code AEF-EM009
Course coordinator Dr. Tobias Donath
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Environmental economics: diagnosing environmental problems; instruments of environmental policy ingeneral and of agri-environmental policy in particular; introduction to environmental valuationEnvironmental 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  
Frequency Winter Term
   

Information about teaching language

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

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Recommended requirements  
   

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Course Content Environmental economics: students have an overview of environmental economics as a discipline of rese-arch and teaching. They are able to diagnose environmental problems and to assess alternative environ-mental policy instruments with the perspective and analytical tools of economics. They understand the keyinstruments of agri-environmental policy and are able to follow the ongoing debate about the further deve-lopment 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 ofplanning and have an overview of German and European instruments and results of spatial environmentalplanning. They are able to interpret, evaluate and apply ecological data and to solve target conflicts
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Spezieller Bodenschutz

 

Allgemeine Information

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

Information über das Studienniveau

Studienniveau Bachelor
Möglich auch für  
   

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.
   

Informationen über Lehrinhalte, Literatur und weitere Angaben

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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Statistical & Mathematical Tools

 

General information

Course name Statistical & Mathematical Tools
Course type Lecture and Exercise
Course code AEF-EM030
Course coordinator Dr. agr. Georg Hörmann
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office pruefungsamt@agrar.uni-kiel.de
Short summary Data management: organisation of data bases, format conversions, data base functionsDescriptive statistics: mean, standard deviation, confidence interval. Inferential statistics: regression,ANOVA. Biological methods: ordination methods, clustering. Time series analysis: spectral analysis, crosscorrelation, analysis and display of spatial data, use of R as a GIS
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

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
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements General computer knowledge, course in basic statistics
   

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Course Content Students learn to apply statistical methods with the R system for statistical analysis for ecological research.After an introduction to data management and data analysis the students learn to use methods for the sta-tistical interpretation of ecological data. Exercises include the use of common procedures for exploratorydata analysis, 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 bet-ween parameters. A special unit is devoted to the treatment of spatial data
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Statistical and Mathematical Tools in Process Analysis

 

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Course name Statistical and Mathematical Tools in Process Analysis
Course type  
Course code AEF-EM030
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  
   

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
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

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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