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290163 PR Field class in Physical Geography for teacher candidates, Group G (2019S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

field trip: 7.6.2019

Friday 15.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528


Aims, contents and method of the course

Aim of this course is to analyse the landscape-ecosystem of a particular research area and to distinguish and describe occurring interactions within this system. This should be done with the help of maps, areal images, literature, mapping in the field, simple calculations and a concluding discussion of the results.
Landscape-ecology examines processes and interactions between (abiotic) geofactors and organisms of a landscape. The human-environment interactions, which describe the anthropogenic overprint or change of natural ecosystems, ecosystem-compartments and (geo-) ecosystemic interactions therefore play a decisive role in theoretical and applied landscape-ecology. The assessment, characterization and analysis of landscape compartments (=subsystems) are as well an important part of work in this discipline.
On two field-days simple methods for an assessment of the compartments relief, climate, hydrology, soil, vegetation and land-use are introduced and will be applied in small groups.
This course consists of one compulsory and one optional field-day. Following theoretical input and practical instructions, a landscape-ecological case study should independently be worked out, discussed and presented.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment of this course is composed of the quality of the preliminary work and the written report.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements: Presence, written report;
Assessment criteria: Preliminary work (20%), written report (80%)

Examination topics

- Preliminary work
- written report

Reading list

Via Moodle (incl. lecture-slides / assignment)

Association in the course directory

(L2-a1) (BA UF GW 13)

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