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CAU-209 Ecological Indicators

Period P2b - Christian-Albrechts Universit├Ąt zu Kiel, GermanyYear 1
CAU-209Ecological Indicators6 ECTSPeriod P2bCAU
Objectives:The first part of the course is related to the elaboration of theoretical framework conditions and to learning indicator methodologies. In a second phase different indicator sets are presented by the students and discussed, and in a final period students are developing new indicator systems and methods referring to relevant environmental problems. Due to the modified time table in this semester the three elements will be temporally mixed and the focus will be put on practical works. For this purpose around 7 student projects will be elaborated. The students will work on these projects throughout the whole period, produce a presentation and write a scientific paper about the results.

Outcomes:Indicators are focal tools of environmental management on several spatial, temporal and administrative levels. To get prepared for the usage of these instruments theoretical and applied items of indication in a human-environmental surrounding are elaborated in the course. The fundamental conceptual knowledge i.e. referring to the requirements for good indicator sets is applied in several case studies, and in the end the participants develop an own index on the base of international data sets. Hence, the students will be prepared for creating and applying indicator sets and for bundling information in order to support decision making processes in their future field of work.
ElectiveTaught in ENMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 180 hours
Written ExamLecture30
Oral ExamSeminar30
Report100%Practice
PaperTotal60h
DefenceFieldNo