701-0553-00L Landscape Ecology
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||F. Kienast, L. Pellissier|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||The course is an introduction to Landscape Ecology and Landscape Modelling and provides various practical applications of Landscape Ecology in nature and landscape management.|
|Objective||The students are able|
- to explain and apply the concepts and methods of landscape analysis using examples,
-to explain causes and effects of changes in landscape using examples and simulations,
- to describe practical applications of Landscape Ecology in the management of nature and landscape.
|Content||Contents of the lecture:|
- important terms and concepts of Landscape Ecology,
- analysis of landscape pattern (metrics),
- landscape modelling,
- perception of landscapes,
- landscape inventories used for nature and landscape protection.
|Lecture notes||There is no script. Slides and other materials are provided on Moodle.|
|Literature||Master students seeking recognition of this course in the Bologna process have to show adequate knowledge of the landscape ecology topics described above and have to read selected chapters of |
****Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice, M. G. Turner, R. H. Gardner and R. V. O'Neill, Springer-Verlag.
Introduction, chapter 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10
|Prerequisites / Notice||This lecture uses the flipped classroom concept. Students acquire major parts of the knowledge self-paced on the Moodle platform. Contact hours (approx. every 2nd week) deepen and complement the content with additional case studies, examples and discussions.|
It is advantageous but not required to have some GIS knowledge for this lecture and the practical 'Praktikum Wald und Landschaft' (spring semester) which is loosely linked with this lecture.