12759 - Multifunctional Landuse Modulübersicht

Module Number: 12759
Module Title:Multifunctional Landuse
  Multifunktionale Landnutzung
Department: Faculty 2 - Environment and Natural Sciences
Responsible Staff Member:
  • apl. Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Freese, Dirk
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:Rationale
The modul aims on the development of agroforestry design and management and provides an overview of the basic and applied research approaches in agroforestry systems. Interactions in the soil-plant-system of agroforestry are used as a cross- cutting issue to link scientific theories and practical consequences. Based on actual research projects main processes in the soil-plant-system are studied and evaluated. Advanced exercises provide knowledge in modelling of carbon sequestration and plant growth.  
Lecture of Agroforestry and Crop Production
Students will
  1. understand agroforestry as a sustainable land use system adapted to different agricultural practices and landscapes in temperate regions
  2. understand the incorporated features and practices that contribute to environmental sustainability and economic viability given by different agroforestry systems
  3. apply the principles of interactions in the soil-plant-system in order to 
  4. design agroforestry systems with various management options and targets of wood production
Seminar Agroforestry and Bioenergy
Students will be able to
  1. describe soil-plant interactions in agroforestry systems  
  2. describe how and where agroforestry systems potentially implemented in landscapes and farming systems
  3. interprete case studies of research and development in agroforestry
  4. apply basic principles of biomass modeling 
use and understand the basic concepts of ecosystem services and life cycle assessment 
Contents:Lecture of Agroforestry and Crop production

Part Agroforestry
The main topics are: land use systems, agroforestry systems, biomass production, principles of cereal, oil seed and legume production, establishment of crop rotations, production physiology of trees and crops, nutrient cycling, nutrient use efficiency, water use efficiency, fertilization, tree-crop-interactions,
effects on soil quality, humus accumulation, reduction of erosion and  biomass yield, design of agroforestry systems, ecosystem services and life cycle assessment, aspects of bioeconomy in terms of renewable energy resources

Part Seminar
The seminar exersises are designed to master various aspects of research topics in agroforestry. Evaluation of case studies is carried as a task-based learning to interpret research results and to identify potential lack in knowledge.  
Recommended Prerequisites:Skills in soil science, plant nutrition, agronomy, forestry, ecology, bioeconomy and /or related fields are highly recommended. 
Mandatory Prerequisites:none
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Seminar / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Akinyemi (2007): Agricultural Production: Organic and Conventional Systems, CRC Press
  • Jose&Gordon (2008): Toward Aagroforestry Design: An ecological Approach, Springer
  • Mengel&Kirkby (2001): Principles of Plant Nutrition. Kluwer Academic Dordrecht
  • Nair (1993): An introduction to agroforestry. Kluwer Academic Dordrecht
  • Scheffer/Schachtschabel (2016): Soil Science, Springer
 Selected scientific literature is provided during the course. 
Module Examination:Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Single oral (20 min.) or written exam (90 min.).
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Environmental and Resource Management / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung / PO 2011
  • Master (research-oriented) / Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung / PO 2018
Module Components:
  • 240222 Lecture Agroforestry and Crop Production
  • 240223 Seminar Agroforestry and Bioenergy 
  • 240224 Examination Multifunctional Landuse
Components to be offered in the Current Semester:
  • no assignment