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60310-01 - Vorlesung mit Übungen: Introduction to organic farming systems 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Paul Mäder (paul.maeder@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Deepening knowledge in farming systems is essential because agriculture is one major driver for environmental pressures through land use change and the use of inputs in form of energy, fertilizers and pesticides. In the last decade there is a strong growth of certified organic farming at the National and International scale. The European Commission aims at increasing Organic farming in Europe to 25% until 2030, as it is considered as one promising option to solve the current problems of intensive agriculture encountering loss of soil fertility, decrease of biodiversity, the excessive use of natural resources and climate change.
The lecture is organised as a lecture series (“Ringvorlesung”), where experts in their respective disciplines in soil, plant and animal sciences and socioeconomics will outline the principles and practises of organic agriculture, amended by case studies. In a group exercise, the students will develop their own thoughts on future developments and resilience aspects of organic farming in one topic presented in the lectures, and will display their outcomes as either poster or Power point. On a half- day excursion the theoretical material is illustrated on a long-term system comparison experiment and a practical farm in the valley of Leimen.

Lecture 1, 2: Introduction (Paul Mäder, Bernadette Oehen)
Lecture 3, 4: Plant production (Knut Schmidtke, Else Bünemann, Lucius Tamm, Claudia Daniel)
Lecture 5 : Agro-Biodiversity (Sibylle Stöckli, Pierre Hohmann)
Lecture 6: Animal husbandry (Florian Leiber)
Lecture 7: Food (Bernadette Oehen, Maike Nesper)
Lecture 8: Socioeconomics (Matthias Stolze, Laura Armengot)
Lecture 9: Sustainability assessment (Christian Schader)
Lecture 10: Resilience and future development of organic farming (Paul Mäder, Bernadette Oehen)
Lecture 11: Excursion to the DOK trial in Therwil BL (Paul Mäder, Bernadette Oehen)
Lernziele The students are familiar with the principles and practices of organic farming. They can evaluate the strength and weeks of the farming systems and know the specific challenges in the areas of soil management, plant production and animal husbandry. The students are capable to judge critically the solutions of organic agriculture in view of a sustainable production.
Bemerkungen This lecture series will take place online on Zoom. Please find the link on ADAM (you will find it in the PDF program). The excursion on 28 May and written exam on 4 June require physical attendance.
Dr. Paul Mäder (Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL)
Lecturers: Experts of the respective disciplines at FiBL, actively involved in national and European research with a strong link to practical farmers, lecturing at ETH with a similar course.
Weblink adam.unibas.ch


Teilnahmebedingungen Students of the MSD without background in natural sciences, and who have chosen the focus area in social sciences or in economics must have completed the 'Complementary Knowledge in Natural Sciences' module (or at least earned 8 CP). Credit points are to be transferred to the FASR module (with learning agreement).
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 05.03.2021 – 04.06.2021
Zeit Freitag, 12.15-14.00 - Online Präsenz -
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 05.03.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 12.03.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 19.03.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 26.03.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 09.04.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 16.04.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 23.04.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 30.04.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 07.05.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 21.05.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr online on Zoom, link on ADAM, --
Freitag 28.05.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr excursion to Therwil, BL, --
Freitag 04.06.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal 148
Module Doktorat Botanik: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Botanik)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Ökologie (Masterstudium: Ökologie)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Pflanzenwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Pflanzenwissenschaften)
Modul: Geography and Climatology (Masterstudium: Geowissenschaften)
Modul: Kernbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung 1. Exercise as group work on future development of organic agriculture and resilience aspects, focussing on one subject; presentation of this group work in form of a poster (in case of lectures with physical presence), or as Power point (in case of live streaming via Zoom)
2. Written exam in the last week of the course
Preconditions for the exam: presentation of group work
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Integrative Biologie