831305 Rating and mapping of nature conservation aspects in landscape planning

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Turner, Barbara
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Nature conservation rating plays an important role in landscape planning and nature protection. This lecture with practical exercises will demonstrate the course of the usual rating procedures. Rating criteria and characteristics are presented and discussed in detail. In the first part, the importance of methods for registration (of flora, fauna, vegetation, biotope types ...) and their application will be shown.

•Explanation of terms
•Methods of analysis of the actual situation
•Analysis of aerial images
•Target species concepts
•Assessment criteria, connection
•Assessment procedures
•Practical implementations

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completion of the course, the students have theoretical and practical knowledge of the basic principles of mapping procedures as a basis for assessments as well as of the assessment procedure itself. They are put in a position to plan different mapping procedures and to establish them as a basis for assessments. Their gained knowledge enables them to determine groups of indicators and methods. They are also enabled to evaluate with the help of criteria and characteristics and to illustrate the result of the assessment. On the basis of the political, socio-economical as well as practical aspects introduced in the course, the students are able to fundamentally and critically judge assessment procedures and to accordingly act in a responsible way.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.