CAU-308 Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecosystems
|Period P3d - Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany||Year 2|
|CAU-308||Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecosystems||6 ECTS||Period P3d||CAU|
|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.
|Elective||Taught in EN||Mixed|
|Evaluation||Workload : 180 hours|