Selected Topics in Geography II

Vegetation biogeography: Theory and geospatial analysis

Lecturer

Anna Cord
Markus Werner

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

The module deepens student’s knowledge on selected environmental theories and approaches and their relevance for applied remote sensing.

 

Content

The emphasis of this course is on linking classic biogeographical theory with current research outcomes. The aim is to learn what the  historical and ecological reasons are behind the geographical  distributions of living organisms and their communities, and the dynamic nature of these distributions. In this course we will answer the following questions: What are the patterns of plant distribution  and diversity? What mechanisms explain these patterns? What are the  theoretical and technical basic principles for the modelling of  species distributions? What is the aim of the study of species  distributions in the context of the ‘biodiversity crisis’ and a  dramatically changing environment? How can remote sensing techniques  be useful for this kind of studies? After completing the course, each  student should have: Gained or developed a familiarity and functional  understanding in each of the main themes outlined on the course  timetable and demonstrated competence in discussing and integrating  across these themes.

 

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MSc. presentation by Fowad Ahmed

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M.Sc. defense by Nina Gnann

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MSc thesis presentations by Navid Chamani

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