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Ecological Conditions and Climate Change

ARTS-A1

Title: Ecological Conditions and Climate Change
Categorization: ARTS-A1
Responsible:
Prof. Dr. Mathias Becker
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. agr. Mathias Becker ;  Prof. Dr.sc.agr. Karl-Heinz Südekum;  Dr. Thomas Gaiser
Contents:
- Ecology of the earth, landscape formation, biodiversity
- Climate, agroecological zones, definitions and descriptions
- Soil formation in relation to landscape and climatic factors
- Water resources, management and use in relation to climatic zones
- Land use systems in major climatic zones.
Causes and consequences of global climate change
- Trends and scenarios of future climate and ist impact on agriculture 
- Sources and sinks of greenhouse gases
- Political frameworks to combat  climate change
- Strategies to reduce emissions from agriculture (mitigation)
- Strategies to cope with climate change phenomena (adaptation)
- Scenarios of future climate and ist impact on agriculture 
- Trade offs of major mitigation / adaptation scenarios


Time / Location: see BASIS
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