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751-5000-00L  Sustainable Agroecosystems I

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersJ. Six, A. Hofmann, O. Zemek
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThis lecture with integrated exercises introduces the biophysical factors, processes and interactions that control the functioning of temperate and tropical agroecosystems. Students will be guided to critically examine agricultural practices and management strategies to increase resource use efficiency, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment and ensuring socio-economic viability.
ObjectiveStudents critically analyze concepts of sustainable agriculture.
LiteratureMartin, K. und Sauerborn, J. (2013) Agroecology. Springer, 330 S.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe integrated exercises allow students to put their knowledge on agroecosystems into practice in a greenhouse experiment, the "Complex vegetable system challenge".