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CAU-308 Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecosystems

Period P3d - Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, GermanyYear 2
CAU-308Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecosystems6 ECTSPeriod P3dCAU
Objectives:Global overview of ecozone characteristics (climate, topography, soils and sediments, vegetation, animals, human impact). Presentation and analysis of the individual ecozones (polar and sub polar zone, boreal zone, temperate and dry mid-latitudes, subtropics with Winter rain, humid subtropics, dry tropics and subtropics, subtropics with Summer rain, humid tropics), evaluation of the human impact in the individual ecozones (past and present). Presentation of case studies and discussion of future development of ecozones and ecosystems.

Outcomes:Students are familiar with the natural characteristics (climate, topography, soils and sediments, vegetation, animals) and the development (past, present, future) of ecozones and ecosystems. students are familiar with the varieties of human impact and their effects on ecosystems. students are able to differentiate, to interpret and to evaluate natural processes and the effects of specific human activities on global, zonal and regional scales.
ElectiveTaught in ENMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 180 hours
Written ExamLecture20
Oral ExamSeminar40