853328 Nature conservation and cultural significance of vineyard landscapes

Field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Schedl, Heimo , Kratschmer, Sophie , Brandenburg, Christiane
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Content of the course:
Field trip (one day) to an Austrian landscape with viniculture. Visit to vineyards which are cultivated in different forms and discussion of the effect on biodiversity and ecosystem services; discussion of various measures to promote biodiversity in vineyards through structural diversity and adjusted cultivation forms; visit to companies dealing with the integration of viniculture, tourism and recreation; discussion of various strategies; getting to know the potential for conflicts between the different demands on landscape; discussion of features of the landscape in the context of viniculture, biodiversity and tourism with representatives of the cooperative wine-growers association, wine growers and the local tourism association.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

- know about habitats in vineyards relevant for nature conservation and are competent to identify target species on site
- gain knowledge about the effects of various forms of cultivation on biodiversity and interrelated ecosystem services of vineyards
- know various measures to promote biodiversity in vineyards and their background (legal situation, agri-environmental programs)
- get to know about requirements of recreationists and tourism in landscapes with viniculture
- are able to apply measures for visitor management to secure the continuation of viniculture and to meet the needs of recreationists and tourists
- know the synergies of viniculture and tourism and are able to put them into practice
- have knowledge about the importance of landscape with vineyards for regional development
- know the requirements on recreational infrastructure
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.