BIOL40740 Sustainable agro-ecosystems

Academic Year 2020/2021

State of the art knowledge on agriculture, including organic farming, and climate change will be presented from various angles (at farm level and from a policy perspective). In particular there will be an emphasis on the European SOLMACC project (Strategies for organic- and low-input-farming to mitigate and adapt to climate change; solmacc.eu). This module also includes excursions to research stations and lectures by external scientists on the issues of food production, sustainable agriculture etc..

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Learning Outcomes:

After completion of this module, students should be able to
• demonstrate deep insights into the complexity of agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, resource scarcity and climate change
• get an overview of the principles of organic farming in Europe with particular emphasis on climate change and resource utilisation
• discuss the importance of land use, farm structure and soil management regarding climate change impacts and resource efficiency
• have detailed knowledge about strategies for organic- and low-input-farming to mitigate and adapt to climate change
• deepen their ability to access a topic by means of scientific methodologies

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)

50

Field Trip/External Visits

10

Specified Learning Activities

50

Autonomous Student Learning

70

Total

180

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Interactive - Lectures/practicals/site visit to farms, task-based learning activities. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination as per JLU Regulations Throughout the Trimester No Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

 

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