831304 Ecology and population biology of plants in agro-ecosystems


Type
Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
3
Lecturer (assistant)
Karrer, Gerhard
Organisation
Offered in
Wintersemester 2018/19
Languages of instruction
Englisch

Content

Discussion of ecological and biological characters relevant for the growth and competitive performance of species from agricultural habitat types. Clarification of interactions between species specific characters and site conditions.
Suggestions for the management of the species from arable fields, meadows, pastures, abandoned, ruderal or protected areas.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge about morphology, anatomy, ecology and systematics of plants are essential. Experience with the terminology in site ecology (soil, climate) and land use techniques helps a lot following the talks.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Ability to apply of knowledge about ecology and biology of the plants in the agricultural landscape in the context of land use. Understanding the interaction of species specific character sets and systemic influences (soil, climate, seasonality, competitors, global change effects. Getting used to the options of manipulating plants from different agricultural habitat types positively or negatively (promotion or control).
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.