Additional Learning Outcomes

Key words for this option:

  • Microbiology
  • Agroforestry
  • Agro-ecology
  • Lab experimentation

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In detail: IMSOGLO graduates who took the specialization Biogeochemistry will additionally be able to …

1.sample, measure and describe basic concepts of biogeochemistry, in particular element cycles and fluxes in (agro-) ecosystems;

2.recognise the impact of soil properties and processes on plant nutrition and health;

3.evaluate the role of trees in land use systems, with particular emphasis on agroforestry;

4.develop appropriate field designs and experimental procedures to address testable hypotheses;

5.design, apply and evaluate experiments using both stable and radioactive isotopes;

6.understand the role of soil microorganisms for soil properties and plant nutrition in relation to their activities in the environment.