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Johan Six: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2016

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Johan Six
LehrgebietNachhaltige Agrarökosysteme
Adresse
Institut für Agrarwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, LFH B 1
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 84 83
E-Mailjohan.six@usys.ethz.ch
DepartementUmweltsystemwissenschaften
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
751-5001-00LAgroecologists without Borders Information 2 KP2SC. Decock, A. Hofmann, J. Six
KurzbeschreibungIn this seminar students apply their knowledge on sustainable agriculture, tropical soils and land use to a case study related to a current research project from the Sustainable Agroecosystems group. The seminar offers interactions with researchers and extension specialists working in the context of agricultural development.
Lernziel(1) Students analyze concrete examples of agricultural development projects in tropical agroecosystems.
(2) Students broaden their understanding of environmental and socio-economic challenges of smallholder farmers.
(3) Students articulate complexity and challenges in agricultural development interventions.
(4) Students develop their science communication skills by producing science communication materials in the context of the given case study.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents signing up for this class should have a strong interest in tropical agriculture and science communication.
751-5003-00LNachhaltige Agrarökosysteme II2 KP2VJ. Six, A. Hofmann
KurzbeschreibungDie Lehrveranstaltung vermittelt Methoden der agrarökologischen Forschung durch ausgewählte Fallbeispiele aktueller Forschungsprojekte und praktische Übungen. Die Studierenden erhalten einen Überblick zu Akteuren im Bereich der nachhaltigen Agrarentwicklung.
Lernziel(1) Methoden für agrarökologische Feld- und Laboruntersuchungen kennenlernen, (2) Fallbeispiele aus aktuellen agrarökologischen Forschung analysieren, (3) Institutionen mit ihren Projekten im Kontext der nachhaltigen Agrarentwicklung einordnen können
LiteraturGliessman, S.R. (2014) Agroecology: the ecology of sustainable food systems. 3rd edition, CRC Press. 405 p.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesVorheriger Besuch der Lehrveranstaltung Nachhaltige Agrarökosysteme I (Sustainable Agroecosystems I) 751-5000-00G (jeweils im Frühjahrssemester) empfohlen; Lehrsprache vorwiegend Englisch
751-5201-00LTropical Soils and Land Use2 KP2GJ. Six, A. Hofmann
KurzbeschreibungThis course guides students in analyzing and comprehending tropical agroecosystems. Students gain practical knowledge of field methods, diagnostic tools and survey methods for tropical soils and agroecosystems. An integral part of the course is the two-week field project in Western Kenya, which is co-organized with University of Eldoret (Kenya) and KU Leuven (Belgium).
LernzielLectures and exercises:
(1) Introduction to international soil classification with focus on tropical soils
(2) Soil suitability (chemical, physical and biological fertility) for tropical crops
(3) Soil conservation practices and stakeholder involvement
(4) Approaches to analyzing tropical agroecosystems

Field project:
(5) Overview of the major land use systems in Western Kenya
(6) Analysis of agricultural production systems
(7) Hands-on training on the use of field methods, diagnostic tools and survey methods
(8) Collaboration in international student teams (MSc students from Switzerland, Belgium and Kenya)
LiteraturBlume, H.-P. et al. (2016) Scheffer/Schachtschabel Soil Science. Springer. PDF for download (within ETH network): http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-642-30942-7

FAO (2015) World reference base for soil resources 2014: International soil classification system for naming soils and creating legends for soil maps. Update 2015. PDF for download: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3794e.pdf

FAO (2006) Guidelines for soil description. PDF for Download: http://www.fao.org/3/a-a0541e.pdf

Jones, A. et al. (2013) Soil Atlas of Africa. European Commission, 176 pp. PDF for Download: http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/library/maps/africa_atlas/

Zech, W., Hintermaier-Erhard, G. (2016) Soils of the World. Springer. German version PDF for download (within ETH network): http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-642-36575-1
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe number of participants is limited to 12 students due to capacity limitations for the field project in Kenya. Selection of participants will be based on (1) the student's motivation statement, (2) successful participation in the BSc lectures "Sustainable Agroecosystems I + II" and (3) related topic for BSc thesis/ tentative topic for MSc thesis. The motivation statement is due in the first week of the semester.