M.SIA.P10: Tropical agro-ecosystem functions
Knowledge of the processes of soil degradation as well as of the measures for their control or prevention in selected land use systems of the tropics and subtropics; knowledge of ecological system functions and their synthesis in agronomic concepts for the adaptation to unfavourable climatic and pedological conditions in the tropics and subtropics.
Tropical agro-ecosystem functions (Lecture, Seminar)
Introduction to and overview of agronomy-based land use systems in the tropics and subtropics taking into account ecological points of view. Analysis of the sustainability of plant production under special consideration of the physical, chemical and biological soil quality as well as the efficient water use in the seasonal tropics.
- Presentation (ca. 30 minutes, 50%) and oral exam (ca. 30 minutes, 50%)
- Prerequisite for examination: Knowledge about the processes of soil degradation and the measures taken to control or prevent in selected land use systems in the tropics and subtropics; knowledge of ecosystem functions and their synthesis in agronomic concepts to adapt to unfavorable climatic and pedological conditions in the tropics and subtropics.
- Admission requirements: None
- Recommended previous knowledge: Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) of soil and plant sciences
- Language: English
- Person responsible for module: Dr. sc. agr. Ronald Franz Kühne
- Course frequency: Each summer semester
- Duration: One semester
- Number of repeat examinations permitted: Twice
- Recommended Semester: -
- Maximum number of students: 15