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CAU-203 Terrestrial Ecosystems – Field Studies

Period P2b - Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, GermanyYear 1
CAU-203Terrestrial Ecosystems – Field Studies6 ECTSPeriod P2bCAU
Objectives: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.

Outcomes:Students learn how to measure principle processes within ecosystems and to recognize their biotic and abiotic structure. They also learn how to evaluate the possibilities, limits and informative value of field data for ecosystem conservation and management
ElectiveTaught in ENMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 180 hours
Written ExamLecture
Oral ExamSeminar