701-0553-00L  Landscape Ecology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersL. Pellissier, S. Gradinaru
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


701-0553-00 GLandscape Ecology2 hrs
Mon14:15-16:00CHN F 46 »
L. Pellissier, S. Gradinaru

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course is an introduction to Landscape Ecology and Landscape Modelling and provides various practical applications of Landscape Ecology in nature and landscape management.
ObjectiveThe students are able
- to explain and apply the concepts and methods of landscape analysis using examples,
-to explain causes and effects of changes in landscape using examples and simulations,
- to describe practical applications of Landscape Ecology in the management of nature and landscape.
ContentContents of the lecture:
- important terms and concepts of Landscape Ecology,
- analysis of landscape pattern (metrics),
- landscape modelling,
- perception of landscapes,
- landscape inventories used for nature and landscape protection.
Lecture notesThe course is offered via a MOOC (Edx)
LiteratureIn the MOOC
Prerequisites / NoticeThis lecture is coordinated with a MOOC.
It is advantageous but not required to have some GIS knowledge for this lecture and the practical 'Praktikum Wald und Landschaft' (spring semester) which is loosely linked with this lecture.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersL. Pellissier, S. Gradinaru
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examination- The grade for the performance assessment will consist 100% of a 5-6 page disposition (content as specified) for a research paper on any topic in the course (equivalent to a disposition for a bachelor's thesis).
- Pre-determined activities in the MOOC (quizzes, uploading information) are mandatory and will be graded pass/fail. They are mandatory but do not affect the grade.

Learning materials

Main linkMOOC Landscape Ecology (Edx)
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

Environmental Sciences BachelorForest and LandscapeWInformation