Martijn Sonnevelt: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Martijn Sonnevelt
Komp.zentrum Welternährungssystem
ETH Zürich, STE K 24
Stampfenbachstrasse 52/56
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 03 51
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

701-0029-00LEnvironmental Systems II3 credits2VB. Wehrli, C. Garcia, M. Sonnevelt
AbstractThe lecture provides a science-based exploration of three important environmental systems: Inland waters, forest, and of food systems.
ObjectiveThe students are able to explain important functions of the three environmental systems, to discuss critical drivers, trends and conflicts of their use and to compare potential solutions.
ContentAquatic ecosystems and their function, water use and its impact, water pollution and water treatment, coping with floods and water scarcity.

Forests and agroforest systems, trends and drivers of land use changes, sustainable forest management.

The main functions, trends and challenges of agricultural and food systems are discussed based on the four dimensions of food security (availability, access, utilization of food and stability of the food systems).
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