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CAU-305 Theory of Ecosystem Dynamics and Decomposing Systems

Period P3d - Christian-Albrechts Universit├Ąt zu Kiel, GermanyYear 2
CAU-305Theory of Ecosystem Dynamics and Decomposing Systems6 ECTSPeriod P3dCAU
Objectives:Interaction of production and decomposition in ecosystems, relevance of decomposition for the functioning and resilience of ecosystems, indication of indirect effects of ecosystem uses, comparative analysis of decomposing networks from different ecosystems.

Outcomes:Students understand the direct and indirect interactions of biomass production in ecosystems. They are able to identify the key decomposers and to describe their position in the decomposing network, as well as their reactivity on changing constraints.
ElectiveTaught in ENMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 180 hours
Written Exam100%Lecture60
Oral ExamSeminar