751-5000-00L  Sustainable Agroecosystems I

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersJ. Six, M. Hartmann, A. Hofmann, C. Schöb
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


751-5000-00 GSustainable Agroecosystems I Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
A compulsory excursion to partners of the "AgroCO2ncept Flaachtal" takes place on Friday 27.03.2020
The excursion is a farm visit, which will be conducted in German.

Exercises (105’)
Dates: 4 March, 18 March, 8 April, 29 April, 20 May
Time: Group 1: 13:00-14:45/ Group 2: 15:00-16:45/ Group 3: 17:00-18:45
Place: Greenhouse Häldeliweg 19 (HAC)
2 hrs
Wed14:00-16:00ER SA TZ »
14:15-16:00ML H 44 »
J. Six, M. Hartmann, A. Hofmann, C. Schöb

Catalogue data

AbstractThis lecture with integrated exercises and farm visit introduces the 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.
ObjectiveStudents critically analyze concepts of sustainable agriculture.
LiteratureGliessman, S.R. (2015) Agroecology: The ecology of sustainable food systems, CRC Press, 371 p.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe integrated exercises allow students to put their knowledge into practice in a greenhouse experiment, the "Complex vegetable system challenge".

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersJ. Six, M. Hartmann, A. Hofmann, C. Schöb
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers

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Agricultural Sciences BachelorAgricultural Sciences Basic CoursesOInformation
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