854302 Landscape planning methods for land use mapping
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- Project course
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Zimmermann, Thomas
- Offered in
- Sommersemester 2024
- Languages of instruction
This course gives an introduction into vegetation assessment and mapping as applied in landscape planning. In this context, vegetation assessment and mapping is understood as a evidence-based method that delivers important information on land use, ecological factors (e.g. soil, climate), types of land managemend and cultivation as well as socio-economic trends which are tightly linked to land use.
During a field trip students will be introduced to the vegetations assessment method of Braun-Blanquet and learn about its relevance for planning projects concerned with land use and land use management.
The course includes a several-day long field trip. Each year the lecturer will chose a specific topic or vegetation type to work on.
- Previous knowledge expected
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
After completing this course, students will be able
> to identify the significant plants of the vegetation types assessed in the case study area
> to choose sample areas and conduct a vegetation assessment according to Braun Blanquet.
> to integrate other vegetation assessments in an existing phytosociological table
> to interprete vegetation types regarding their composition, habitat, cultivation and genesis.
> to review and use literature on vegetation assessments
> to conduct a vegetation mapping based on a mapping code which derives from independently conducted vegetation assessments.
> to identify the relevant natural and economical prepositions for vegetation types.
> to describe the interlink between economic and social circumstances on farms and vegetation
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.