Frank Liebisch: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Name Dr. Frank Liebisch
Address
Institut für Agrarwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, LFW A 4
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 33 23
E-mailfrank.liebisch@usys.ethz.ch
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
551-0209-00LSustainable Plant Systems (Seminar)2 credits2SM. Paschke, F. Liebisch, further lecturers
AbstractParticipants will be able to discuss and understand sustainability in the context of plant science research. A special focus will be on research on agro-ecological systems and farming system research.
ObjectiveKey objectives for the seminar are that (1) participants will be able to discuss issues of sustainability in the context of current plant science research topics (2) participants will be able to phrase their own visions for sustainability in plant sciences, their group work topic and their own MSc or PhD project.
ContentFuture demand in agricultural output is supposed to match the needs of 9-billion people with less input of resources.
We will discuss current plant science research in the context of sustainability on the production side. Thematic areas of the seminar include:

1 | Biotic interactions
2 | Nutrient management
3 | Plant breeding
4 | Global change

A special focus will be on research on agro-ecological systems and farming system research. Can we transform our agricultural practices and move behind existing paradigms to develop innovative and sustainable agriculture production systems? Where does current research indicate on directions for transformation of current practice and how can we assess and analyze them though research?

The course will be organized with two workshops (half days, 14:00 - 18:00) and an intensive, well-structured self-study/ group work phase in between the workshops. Online learning material in provided.



More information: http://www.plantsciences.ch/education/Masters/courses/Integrative_Plant_Sciences/seminar_sustainableplantsystems
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