Study

On this page you will find information about the courses of the department of Geoecology.

A complete list of all events in geoecology can be found here.

Courses in summer term

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Dr. Gerd Schmidt
Dr. Michael Zierdt , N.N.
ganztägig: 08:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Exkursion , Exkursion , Exkursion

Learning goals:

  • Development of basic, theoretical knowledge of physical geography and geoecology
  • Ability for geo-ecological and geosystemic analysis and analysis of geographic and relevant neighbouring disciplines (especially geoscientific) issues
  • Ability to reciprocally relate physical-geographical theory and empiricism
  • Command of physical-geographical terminology in appropriate broadness and differentiation
  • Ability to adequately represent physical-geographical facts

Curriculum:

  • Lectures: Characteristics of the geocomponents climate, water, relief and soil (presentation of the global distribution, regional and location characteristics). Interactions between the geocomponents. Individual emphases are:
    • variables and processes of the climate
    • Manifestations and climate classification
    • hydrologic cycle and balance
    • Distribution of water on the earth
    • Processes of shaping the earth surface and their distribution
    • pedogenesis – distribution and classification
    • Interactions of geocomponents, landscape development and landscape management
  • Geoecology:
    • ecosystem model
    • Ecology concept
    • landscape development
    • landscape balance
    • ecological equilibrium
    • Material cycles and energy flows
    • anthropogenic changes in the landscape structure and landscape budget
  • Seminar:
    • Introduction to Physiogeography and Geoecology as an empirical science, deepening and supplementing the content of the basic lectures
  • Field exercise: The material of the lecture will be illustrated and discussed in detail in the context of a terrain exercise on the concrete terrain example
    physical-geographical spatial analysis and landscape assessment
  • Vegetation geography

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Dr. Michael Zierdt
Dr. Gerd Schmidt
Thomas Thienelt
Mi.: 08:15 – 09:45 Uhr
Seminar

Learning goals:

  • Development of basic, theoretical knowledge of physical geography and geoecology
  • Ability for geo-ecological and geosystemic analysis and analysis of geographic and relevant neighbouring disciplines (especially geoscientific) issues
  • Ability to reciprocally relate physical-geographical theory and empiricism
  • Command of physical-geographical terminology in appropriate broadness and differentiation
  • Ability to adequately represent physical-geographical facts

Curriculum:

  • Lectures: Characteristics of the geocomponents climate, water, relief and soil (presentation of the global distribution, regional and location characteristics). Interactions between the geocomponents. Individual emphases are:
    • variables and processes of the climate
    • Manifestations and climate classification
    • hydrologic cycle and balance
    • Distribution of water on the earth
    • Processes of shaping the earth surface and their distribution
    • pedogenesis – distribution and classification
    • Interactions of geocomponents, landscape development and landscape management
  • Geoecology:
    • ecosystem model
    • Ecology concept
    • landscape development
    • landscape balance
    • ecological equilibrium
    • Material cycles and energy flows
    • anthropogenic changes in the landscape structure and landscape budget
  • Seminar:
    • Introduction to Physiogeography and Geoecology as an empirical science, deepening and supplementing the content of the basic lectures
  • Field exercise: The material of the lecture will be illustrated and discussed in detail in the context of a terrain exercise on the concrete terrain example
    physical-geographical spatial analysis and landscape assessment
  • Vegetation geography

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Mo.: 12:15 – 13:00 Uhr
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Development of basic, theoretical knowledge of physical geography and geoecology
  • Ability for geo-ecological and geosystemic analysis and analysis of geographic and relevant neighbouring disciplines (especially geoscientific) issues
  • Ability to reciprocally relate physical-geographical theory and empiricism
  • Command of physical-geographical terminology in appropriate broadness and differentiation
  • Ability to adequately represent physical-geographical facts

Curriculum:

  • Lectures: Characteristics of the geocomponents climate, water, relief and soil (presentation of the global distribution, regional and location characteristics). Interactions between the geocomponents. Individual emphases are:
    • variables and processes of the climate
    • Manifestations and climate classification
    • hydrologic cycle and balance
    • Distribution of water on the earth
    • Processes of shaping the earth surface and their distribution
    • pedogenesis – distribution and classification
    • Interactions of geocomponents, landscape development and landscape management
  • Geoecology:
    • ecosystem model
    • Ecology concept
    • landscape development
    • landscape balance
    • ecological equilibrium
    • Material cycles and energy flows
    • anthropogenic changes in the landscape structure and landscape budget
  • Seminar:
    • Introduction to Physiogeography and Geoecology as an empirical science, deepening and supplementing the content of the basic lectures
  • Field exercise: The material of the lecture will be illustrated and discussed in detail in the context of a terrain exercise on the concrete terrain example
    physical-geographical spatial analysis and landscape assessment
  • Vegetation geography

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Dr. Detlef Thürkow
ganztägig: 08:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Exkursion

Learning goals:

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for obtaining primary chemical and physical information as a basis for landscape analysis
  • Knowledge of the evaluation of the density of chemical and physical quantities for the landscape functions
  • Knowledge of error analysis and assessment of the accuracy of primary data
  • Ability to apply methods of interpolation of punctual data into area / space

Curriculum:

  • Basic physical and chemical knowledge in physical geography / geoecology
  • Localization of chemical and physical parameters in the energetic and material cycles of the landscape processes
  • Physical and chemical indicator quantities for material and energetic process structures for the analysis of landscape functions
  • Sampling techniques, field instrumentation techniques
  • Conversion of basic chemical and physical quantities into measuring signals
  • Measuring instruments, measuring methods, measurement strategies,
  • independent measurement and presentation of the measurement results
  • subject- and rationale-related procedures: understanding, explanatory, quantitative, qualitative
  • Methodology of research, laboratory methods, discourse analysis

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Do.: 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr
Seminar

Learning goals:

  • Knowledge of the concept of global environmental syndromes and types of natural hazards
  • Usable knowledge of global environmental syndromes and their cause-and-effect relationships

Curriculum:

  • Environmental syndrome concept and natural hazards
  • Syndrome types and case studies
  • Concepts for sustainable use

 

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Die.: 09:15 – 10:00 Uhr
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Knowledge of the concept of global environmental syndromes and types of natural hazards
  • Usable knowledge of global environmental syndromes and their cause-and-effect relationships

Curriculum:

  • Environmental syndrome concept and natural hazards
  • Syndrome types and case studies
  • Concepts for sustainable use

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Dr. Gerd Schmidt
Dr. Michael Zierdt
ganztägig: 08:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Exkursion ,Exkursion ,Exkursion ,Exkursion

Learning goals:

  • Acquisition of subject-specific key qualifications (FSQ)
  • Knowledge of tools for measuring primary data in the field
  • Knowledge of data preparation
  • Knowledge of the presentation of primary data

Curriculum:

  • Acquisition of meteorological, hydrological, environmental chemical and pedological data
  • Interpretation of data and extraction of secondary quantities
  • Geolocating data in the map
  • Creation of map designs and description of geographical phenomena
  • scientific-theoretical, disciplinary-systematic and historical fundamentals
  • basic concepts: structure, function, processes, system, spatial concepts, scale levels
  • Obtaining information through the media and in the field

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Michael Zierdt
Dr. Gerd Schmidt
Do.: 14:15 – 15:45 Uhr
Seminar

Learning goals:

  • Ability to transfer scientific model ideas to the regional level
  • Qualification for spatial analysis by genesis, structure and function
  • Knowledge of the landscape classification as a result of the interaction of the physical-geographical conditions and their anthropogenic use and overprinting

Curriculum:

  • geological and morphological classification of Central Europe, regional characteristics of hydrological, climatological and pedological processes in the region, vegetation geography
  • Characterization and typification of regional economic and social geography, economic and socio-geographical cultural areas of Central Europe
  • Landscape change against the backdrop of changing historical and economic conditions
  • Regional geographic analysis and spatial differentiation of landscapes, integrative consideration of spatial relationships
  • topical and choral consideration of geographic systems

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Gerd Schmidt
Dr. Michael Zierdt
Do.: 12:15 – 13:45 Uhr
Übung

Learning goals:

  • Exemplary and experimental learning on practically relevant questions
  • Learning interdisciplinary cooperation, gaining experience in discussion leadership, leadership and group work
  • Application of technical basics and methods in concretecase studies

Curriculum:

  • depending on case example changing

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Michael Zierdt
Mi.: 12:15 – 13:45 Uhr
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Knowledge of the landscape structure of Russia with depiction of its characteristic features as a result of the interaction of climate, water, soil, relief, flora and fauna
  • Current structures, processes and spatial characteristics of settlements, population and economy, taking into account historical and natural conditions
  • Ability to analyze space according to genesis, structure and function

Curriculum:

  • regional physical geography – landscape breakdown of Russia,
  • Location-specific interaction of geological structure, climatic and hydrological processes, soil formation and vegetation development
  • Characterization and typification of landscape units
  • regional economic and social geography
  • Overview of the economic and cultural areas of Russia, their genesis and development against the backdrop of changing historical, economic and social conditions

Courses in winter term

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Gerd Schmidt
Mo.: 13:15 – 14:00
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Development of basic, theoretical knowledge of physical geography and geoecology
  • Ability for geo-ecological and geosystemic analysis and analysis of geographic and relevant neighbouring disciplines (especially geoscientific) issues
  • Ability to reciprocally relate physical-geographical theory and empiricism
  • Command of physical-geographical terminology in appropriate broadness and differentiation
  • Ability to adequately represent physical-geographical facts

Curriculum:

  • Lectures: Characteristics of the geocomponents climate, water, relief and soil (presentation of the global distribution, regional and location characteristics). Interactions between the geocomponents. Individual emphases are:
    • variables and processes of the climate
    • Manifestations and climate classification
    • hydrologic cycle and balance
    • Distribution of water on the earth
    • Processes of shaping the earth surface and their distribution
    • pedogenesis – distribution and classification
    • Interactions of geocomponents, landscape development and landscape management
  • Geoecology:
    • ecosystem model
    • Ecology concept
    • landscape development
    • landscape balance
    • ecological equilibrium
    • Material cycles and energy flows
    • anthropogenic changes in the landscape structure and landscape budget
  • Seminar:
    • Introduction to Physiogeography and Geoecology as an empirical science, deepening and supplementing the content of the basic lectures
  • Field exercise: The material of the lecture will be illustrated and discussed in detail in the context of a terrain exercise on the concrete terrain example
    physical-geographical spatial analysis and landscape assessment
  • Vegetation geography

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Michael Zierdt
Mo.: 09:15-10:00
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Development of basic, theoretical knowledge of physical geography and geoecology
  • Ability for geo-ecological and geosystemic analysis and analysis of geographic and relevant neighbouring disciplines (especially geoscientific) issues
  • Ability to reciprocally relate physical-geographical theory and empiricism
  • Command of physical-geographical terminology in appropriate broadness and differentiation
  • Ability to adequately represent physical-geographical facts

Curriculum:

  • Lectures: Characteristics of the geocomponents climate, water, relief and soil (presentation of the global distribution, regional and location characteristics). Interactions between the geocomponents. Individual emphases are:
    • variables and processes of the climate
    • Manifestations and climate classification
    • hydrologic cycle and balance
    • Distribution of water on the earth
    • Processes of shaping the earth surface and their distribution
    • pedogenesis – distribution and classification
    • Interactions of geocomponents, landscape development and landscape management
  • Geoecology:
    • ecosystem model
    • Ecology concept
    • landscape development
    • landscape balance
    • ecological equilibrium
    • Material cycles and energy flows
    • anthropogenic changes in the landscape structure and landscape budget
  • Seminar:
    • Introduction to Physiogeography and Geoecology as an empirical science, deepening and supplementing the content of the basic lectures
  • Field exercise: The material of the lecture will be illustrated and discussed in detail in the context of a terrain exercise on the concrete terrain example
    physical-geographical spatial analysis and landscape assessment
  • Vegetation geography

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Gerd Schmidt
Fr.: 08:15 – 09:00
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for obtaining primary chemical and physical information as a basis for landscape analysis
  • Knowledge of the evaluation of the density of chemical and physical quantities for the landscape functions
  • Knowledge of error analysis and assessment of the accuracy of primary data
  • Ability to apply methods of interpolation of punctual data into area / space

Curriculum:

  • Basic physical and chemical knowledge in physical geography / geoecology
  • Localization of chemical and physical parameters in the energetic and material cycles of the landscape processes
  • Physical and chemical indicator quantities for material and energetic process structures for the analysis of landscape functions
  • Sampling techniques, field instrumentation techniques
  • Conversion of basic chemical and physical quantities into measuring signals
  • Measuring instruments, measuring methods, measurement strategies,
  • independent measurement and presentation of the measurement results
  • subject- and rationale-related procedures: understanding, explanatory, quantitative, qualitative
  • Methodology of research, laboratory methods, discourse analysis

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Michael Zierdt
Fr.: 09:15 – 10:00
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for obtaining primary chemical and physical information as a basis for landscape analysis
  • Knowledge of the evaluation of the density of chemical and physical quantities for the landscape functions
  • Knowledge of error analysis and assessment of the accuracy of primary data
  • Ability to apply methods of interpolation of punctual data into area / space

Curriculum:

  • Basic physical and chemical knowledge in physical geography / geoecology
  • Localization of chemical and physical parameters in the energetic and material cycles of the landscape processes
  • Physical and chemical indicator quantities for material and energetic process structures for the analysis of landscape functions
  • Sampling techniques, field instrumentation techniques
  • Conversion of basic chemical and physical quantities into measuring signals
  • Measuring instruments, measuring methods, measurement strategies,
  • independent measurement and presentation of the measurement results
  • subject- and rationale-related procedures: understanding, explanatory, quantitative, qualitative
  • Methodology of research, laboratory methods, discourse analysis

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Michael Zierdt
Mo.: 08:30 – 16:00
Übung

Learning goals:

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for obtaining primary chemical and physical information as a basis for landscape analysis
  • Knowledge of the evaluation of the density of chemical and physical quantities for the landscape functions
  • Knowledge of error analysis and assessment of the accuracy of primary data
  • Ability to apply methods of interpolation of punctual data into area / space

Curriculum:

  • Basic physical and chemical knowledge in physical geography / geoecology
  • Localization of chemical and physical parameters in the energetic and material cycles of the landscape processes
  • Physical and chemical indicator quantities for material and energetic process structures for the analysis of landscape functions
  • Sampling techniques, field instrumentation techniques
  • Conversion of basic chemical and physical quantities into measuring signals
  • Measuring instruments, measuring methods, measurement strategies,
  • independent measurement and presentation of the measurement results
  • subject- and rationale-related procedures: understanding, explanatory, quantitative, qualitative
  • Methodology of research, laboratory methods, discourse analysis

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Michael Zierdt
still open: will be announced
Übung

Learning goals:

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for obtaining primary chemical and physical information as a basis for landscape analysis
  • Knowledge of the evaluation of the density of chemical and physical quantities for the landscape functions
  • Knowledge of error analysis and assessment of the accuracy of primary data
  • Ability to apply methods of interpolation of punctual data into area / space

Curriculum:

  • Basic physical and chemical knowledge in physical geography / geoecology
  • Localization of chemical and physical parameters in the energetic and material cycles of the landscape processes
  • Physical and chemical indicator quantities for material and energetic process structures for the analysis of landscape functions
  • Sampling techniques, field instrumentation techniques
  • Conversion of basic chemical and physical quantities into measuring signals
  • Measuring instruments, measuring methods, measurement strategies,
  • independent measurement and presentation of the measurement results
  • subject- and rationale-related procedures: understanding, explanatory, quantitative, qualitative
  • Methodology of research, laboratory methods, discourse analysis

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Die.: 08:15 – 09:45
Seminar

Learning goals:

  • Proficient knowledge of structure and process structure of ecosystems

Curriculum:

  • Ecosystem processes / ecosystem types
  • Forest, forestry, agricultural, urban ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems
  • Natural and anthropogenic control variables
  • Spatial structures and development tendencies

 

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Mo.: 11:15 – 12:00
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Proficient knowledge of structure and process structure of ecosystems

Curriculum:

  • Ecosystem processes / ecosystem types
  • Forest, forestry, agricultural, urban ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems
  • Natural and anthropogenic control variables
  • Spatial structures and development tendencies

Lecturer(s):
Dr. Michael Zierdt
Die.: 12:15 – 13:45
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Knowledge of how to approach, to develop and derive research-related problems
  • Ability to transform geo-ecological and physical-geographic questions into chemical and physical parameters
  • Knowledge of the difference between the generation of the measured variable in the laboratory and the state or process in nature

Curriculum:

  • Fundamentals of landscape geochemistry, migration and fixation of substances, elongation and standardization of chemical quantities, images and patterns
  • Fundamentals of physical dimensions and parameters of landscape physics
  • Basic parameters and indicator sizes, active and passive monitoring, sensitive and accumulative indicators
  • Movement of pollutants in the environment, natural and anthropogenic modification of impacts
  • Analysis of measurement programs of concrete scientific projects

 

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad,
Prof. Dr. Martin Volk
Do.: 10:15 – 11:45
Seminar

Learning goals:

  • Knowledge for the derivation and definition of research-related questions
  • Knowledge of project development and project management
  • Knowledge of project appraisals and project providers

Curriculum:

  • Analysis and evaluation of research projects
  • Independent problem definition and project development

 

Dozent(en):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad,
Prof. Dr. Martin Volk
Do.: 09:15 – 10:00
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Knowledge for the derivation and definition of research-related questions
  • Knowledge of project development and project management
  • Knowledge of project appraisals and project providers

Curriculum:

  • Analysis and evaluation of research projects
  • Independent problem definition and project development

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad,
Dr. Gerd Schmidt,
Dr. Michael Zierdt,
Prof. Dr. Martin Volk
Mi.: 14.15-15.45
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Getting to know relevant spatial concepts and theories
  • Deepening of knowledge about the social and natural constitution of spaces, territories, regions and localities
  • Expansion of knowledge about evolutionary processes in a social and natural context
  • Development of structural features in spatiotemporal theoretical approaches
  • Promote the ability to identify, analyze and understand the different levels and factors of mutual influence in the area approach
  • Ability to network thinking and to recognize interdependent causal relationships

Curriculum:

  • Historical Development of Area Studies -Examples of current interdisciplinary questions on “Area Studies” -space concepts and space-related theories in the social and natural sciences
  • Cyclic and evolutionary theoretical approaches
  • Basic features and mechanisms of economic, political, social and territorial forms of organization
  • Spatial multilevel models and analysis approaches

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad,
Dr. Gerd Schmidt,
Dr. Michael Zierdt,
Prof. Dr. Martin Volk
Die.: 10:15 – 11:45
Seminar

Learning goals:

  • Acquisition of subject-specific key qualifications (FSQ)
  • Knowledge of tools for measuring primary data in the field
  • Knowledge of data preparation
  • Knowledge of the presentation of primary data

Curriculum:

  • Acquisition of meteorological, hydrological, environmental chemical and pedological data
  • Interpretation of data and extraction of secondary quantities
  • Geolocating data in the map
  • Creation of map designs and description of geographical phenomena
  • scientific-theoretical, disciplinary-systematic and historical fundamentals
  • basic concepts: structure, function, processes, system, spatial concepts, scale levels
  • Obtaining information through the media and in the field

Lecturer(s):
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
Mo.: 14:15 – 15:45
Vorlesung

Learning goals:

  • Ability to transfer scientific model ideas to the regional level
  • Qualification for spatial analysis by genesis, structure and function
  • Knowledge of the landscape classification as a result of the interaction of the physical-geographical conditions and their anthropogenic use and overprinting

Curriculum:

  • geological and morphological classification of Central Europe, regional characteristics of hydrological, climatological and pedological processes in the region, vegetation geography
  • Characterization and typification of regional economic and social geography, economic and socio-geographical cultural areas of Central Europe
  • Landscape change against the backdrop of changing historical and economic conditions
  • Regional geographic analysis and spatial differentiation of landscapes, integrative consideration of spatial relationships
  • topical and choral consideration of geographic systems