834304 Global change aspects in crop production

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Soja, Gerhard
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


- Global Change - more than climate change:

° Global population changes and the need for food

° Changes of land use

° Rise of sea level

° Emissions of greenhouse gases and their effects

- Climate models

- Changes in the water cycle

- Drought effects and temperature stress

- Increases in CO 2, surface-level ozone and UV b

- Effects of increases in nitrogen deposition

- Phytopathological problems

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Presenting an overview about direct and indirect effects of global change on (semi-)natural ecosystems, agriculture and forestry. Explaining climate change as a component of global change. Conveying information on biological mechanisms how vegetation is affected.
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