933329 Agroecology, cultural ecology and ethnoecology - the interdisciplinary discourse in natural resource management
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Schunko, Christoph
- Division of Organic Farming (IFÖL)
- Offered in
- Sommersemester 2018
- Languages of instruction
Organic Farming is a system built on the interaction of people and nature. This lecture investigates the interaction between people and nature based on selected topics.
The general topics for writing a literature review in the summer term 2015 may include:
• Commercialization of wild plants in organic farming – practice and opportunities.
• Urban gathering of wild and cultivated plant species – practice and opportunities.
• Independent management of natural resources by villages or associations (community-based management of natural resources) in Europe
• Participatory research in ethnobiology / on traditional ecological knowledge – practice and opportunities.
• Preserving Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) for improved organic farming.
• TEK in organic farming in the 21st century – critical assessment of its actual and potential benefits.
• Social innovations in organic farming
• Traditional and innovative agroforestry systems in Europe
You may propose also your own topic.
- Previous knowledge expected
Scientific reading and writing skills on bachelors’ level.
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Upon completion of this course, the students will have improved their skills relating to
•Framing research questions that can guide a literature review;
•Searching scientific literature in online databases;
•Reading and analysing scientific literature in a targeted way;
•Critically assessing literature;
•Writing logical and concise scientific texts;
•Knowing about nature-culture interactions;
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.