Teaching
Ecological Modelling and GIS

WS 2014/2015


Description
1. GIS (Geographische InformationsSysteme) (Lecture)
Contents:
Principles of geodetics; georeferencing; data types, -import and -management; methods
of data manipulation and analysis (aggregation, (re)classification, interpolation, buffers,
overlays, network analysis, image analysis; remote sensing techniques; practical
exercises with GIS and GPS, explained under consideration of applications in (organic)
farm management and precision farming.


2. Ecological Modelling (Lecture)
Contents:
Introduction to common mathematical concepts used in ecology; basic steps of
modelling (conceptual modelling, translation of ecological knowledge into mathematical
concepts, implementation, verification; concepts of simulation, specific methods
(nonlinear parameter estimation, sensitvity analysis); introduction to modelling and
simulation packages; modelling of important ecological processes: Transport, nutrient
cycles, dynamics of soilwater, growth, population dynamics.


Last updated on 2019-10-07 at 14:22