This 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.
Students critically analyze concepts of sustainable agriculture.
Martin, K. und Sauerborn, J. (2013) Agroecology. Springer, 330 S.
Prerequisites / Notice
The integrated exercises allow students to put their knowledge on agroecosystems into practice in a greenhouse experiment, the "Complex vegetable system challenge".