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23138-01 - Vorlesung: Sustainable Plant Systems 2 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Klaus Schläppi (klaus.schlaeppi@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Course Contents:
Future society has to feed nine billion people, therefore agriculture but also food, waste and resource management has to go hand in hand in the use of less resources. We will discuss current research in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The focus will be on:
(1) Research in agro-ecological systems. Can we transform the impact of our agricultural practices below the planetary boundaries? Where does current research indicate on directions for a transformation of current practice?
(2) Building sustainable food systems: How could local food systems be build and scaled up?

The course will be organized with two workshops (half days, 14:00 - 18:00) and an self-study/ group work phase in between the workshops.

Case studies will include:
• Case Study 1: How can Swiss farmers move to zero environmental impact?
• Case Study 2: What influence do the consumers in developed (importing) countries have on sustainability of (mainly) small-holder farming in the developing (sourcing) countries?
• Case Study 3: Sensor based fertilization techniques for sustainability?
• Case Study 4: The sustainable development goals (SDG) and sustainable urban food systems.
Lernziele Participants will be able to:
(1) Review issues of sustainability in the context of plant science research and literature on sustainable agriculture and the food system.
(2) Analyze and interact on several case studies on agro-ecology and the food system.
Literatur Online learning material is provided on:
- Nitrogen supply in tropical low input conservation agriculture
- Nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture
- Role of vascular plants in methane emissions from soil
- Mycorrhizal symbioses for soil nutrient management in agro-ecosystems
Bemerkungen Lecturers: Franz Bender (Agroscope), Frank Liebisch (Agroscope), G. Singh Bhullar (FIBL), Melanie Paschke (ETHZ)
Weblink http://www.plantsciences.uzh.ch


Teilnahmebedingungen For MSc and PhD students of ETH Zurich, University of Zurich and University of Basel.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung In addition to the regular course registration on MoNA, students are requested to register through the PSC course registration platform for this course (see weblink). The course registration will open on 1st July.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot fakultativ


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 25.10.2023 – 07.12.2023
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben

October 25 & December 7, 2023 (14:00 – 18:00) at ETHZ, rooms tba

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Module Doktorat Botanik: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Botanik)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Pflanzenwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Pflanzenwissenschaften)
Modul: Vertiefung Molekularbiologie (Masterstudium: Nanowissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Students will actively participate during the two afternoons with presentations on the second afternoon (8 hours). In between the will independently work in the online course with assignments to be handed in and they will in groups prepare a presentation and essay on a sustainability topic (52 hours).
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anm.: Belegen Lehrveranstaltung; Abm.: stornieren
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Integrative Biologie