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701-0553-00L  Landscape Ecology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersF. Kienast, L. Pellissier
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe course is an introduction to Landscape Ecology and Landscape Modelling and provides various practical applications of Landscape Ecology in nature and landscape management.
ObjectiveThe 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.
ContentContents 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 notesThere is no script. Slides and other materials are provided on Moodle.
LiteratureMaster 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 / NoticeThis 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.