The lecture provides a science-based exploration of three important environmental systems: Inland waters, forest, and of food systems.
The students are able to explain important functions of the three environmental systems, to discuss critical drivers, trends and conflicts of their use and to compare potential solutions.
Aquatic ecosystems and their function, water use and its impact, water pollution and water treatment, coping with floods and water scarcity.
Forests and agroforest systems, trends and drivers of land use changes, sustainable forest management.
The main functions, trends and challenges of agricultural and food systems are discussed based on the four dimensions of food security (availability, access, utilization of food and stability of the food systems).
Lecture notes or other documentation are provided by instructors and accessible via moodle.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block for
Bachelor's Programme in Environmental Sciences 2016; Version 27.09.2019 (Examination Block)
The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination
written 60 minutes
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block. This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.