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701-1453-00L  Ecological Assessment and Evaluation

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersF. Knaus, U. Bollens Hunziker
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractThe course provides methods and tools for ecological evaluations dealing with nature conservation or landscape planning. It covers census methods, ecological criteria, indicators, indices and critically appraises objectivity and accuracy of the available methods, tools and procedures. Birds and plants are used as main example guiding through different case studies.
ObjectiveStudents will be able to:
1) critically consider biological data books and local, regional, and national inventories;
2) evaluate the validity of ecological criteria used in decision making processes;
3) critically appraise the handling of ecological data and criteria used in the process of evaluation
4) perform an ecological evaluation project from the field survey up to the descision making and planning.
Lecture notesPowerpoint slides are available on the webpage. Additional documents are handed out as copies.
LiteratureBasic literature and references are listed on the webpage.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course structure changes between lecture parts, seminars and discussions. The didactic atmosphere is intended as working group.

Prerequisites for attending this course are skills and knowledge equivalent to those taught in the following ETH courses:
- Pflanzen- und Vegetationsökologie
- Systematische Botanik
- Raum- und Regionalentwicklung
- Naturschutz und Stadtbioökologie

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersF. Knaus, U. Bollens Hunziker
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

 
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-1453-00 GEcological Assessment and Evaluation3 hrs
Fri09-12CHN G 22 »
F. Knaus, U. Bollens Hunziker

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Restrictions

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Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Doctoral Department of Environmental SciencesEcology and EvolutionWInformation
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MasterMajor in Landscape and Environmental PlanningWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterEcosystem ManagementWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterApplicationsWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterLandscape and EcosystemsWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterModeling and Statistical AnalysisWInformation