Johan Six: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2017

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Johan Six
LehrgebietNachhaltige Agrarökosysteme
Adresse
Institut für Agrarwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, LFH B 1
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 84 83
E-Mailjohan.six@usys.ethz.ch
DepartementUmweltsystemwissenschaften
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
701-1695-00LSoil Science Seminar0 KP1SR. Kretzschmar, E. Frossard, D. Or, J. Six
KurzbeschreibungInvited external speakers present their research on current issues in the field of soil science and discuss their results with the participants.
LernzielMaster and PhD students are introduced to current areas of research in soil sciences and get first-hand experience in scientific discussion.
751-5001-00LAgroecologists without Borders2 KP2SA. Hofmann, J. Dierks, R. Feola Conz, J. Six
KurzbeschreibungIn this seminar students apply their knowledge on sustainable agriculture, tropical soils and land use to a case study related to a current research project from the Sustainable Agroecosystems group. The seminar offers interactions with researchers and extension specialists working in the context of agricultural development.
Lernziel(1) Students analyze one concrete example of an agricultural research project in a tropical agroecosystem.
(2) Students broaden their understanding of environmental and socio-economic challenges of smallholder farmers.
(3) Students articulate complexity and challenges in agricultural development interventions.
(4) Students develop their science communication skills by producing science communication materials in the context of the given case study.
(5) Students practice their project management skills and write a project management plan.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents signing up for this class should have a strong interest in tropical agriculture and science communication.
751-5003-00LSustainable Agroecosystems II2 KP2VJ. Six, A. Hofmann
KurzbeschreibungDie Lehrveranstaltung vermittelt Methoden der agrarökologischen Forschung durch ausgewählte Fallbeispiele aktueller Forschungsprojekte und praktische Übungen. Die Studierenden erhalten einen Überblick zu Akteuren im Bereich der nachhaltigen Agrarentwicklung.
Lernziel(1) Methoden für agrarökologische Feld- und Laboruntersuchungen kennenlernen, (2) Fallbeispiele aus aktuellen agrarökologischen Forschung analysieren, (3) Institutionen mit ihren Projekten im Kontext der nachhaltigen Agrarentwicklung einordnen können
LiteraturGliessman, S.R. (2014) Agroecology: the ecology of sustainable food systems. 3rd edition, CRC Press. 405 p.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesVorheriger Besuch der Lehrveranstaltung Nachhaltige Agrarökosysteme I (Sustainable Agroecosystems I) 751-5000-00G (jeweils im Frühjahrssemester) empfohlen; Lehrsprache vorwiegend Englisch
751-5201-00LTropical Cropping Systems, Soils and Livelihoods (with Excursion) Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 5 KP5GJ. Six, A. Hofmann, B. Wilde
KurzbeschreibungThis course guides students in analyzing and comprehending tropical agroecosystems. Students gain practical knowledge of field methods, diagnostic tools and survey methods for tropical soils and agroecosystems. An integral part of the course is the two-week field project in southern Ethiopia, which is co-organized with Arba Minch University (Ethiopia) and KU Leuven (Belgium).
LernzielLectures and exercises:
(1) Introduction to international soil classification with focus on tropical soils
(2) Soil suitability (chemical, physical and biological fertility) for tropical crops
(3) Soil conservation practices and stakeholder involvement
(4) Approaches to analyzing tropical agroecosystems

Field project:
(5) Overview of the major land use systems in the South Ethiopian Rift Valley
(6) Analysis of agricultural production systems in the Gamo-Gofa region in southern Ethiopia
(7) Hands-on training on the use of field methods, diagnostic tools and survey methods
(8) Collaboration in international student teams (MSc students from Switzerland, Belgium and Ethiopia)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe number of participants is limited to 12 students due to capacity limitations for the field project in Ethiopia. Selection of participants will be based on (1) the student's motivation statement, (2) successful participation in the BSc lectures "Sustainable Agroecosystems I + II" and (3) related topic for BSc thesis/ tentative topic for MSc thesis. The motivation statement is due in the first week of the semester.