This project module highlights the interdisciplinary field of „landscape sustainability science“ and demonstrates its applications for analysis and management of agricultural landscapes. It will discuss current drivers of agricultural landscape change, such as intensification, urbanization or land abandonment. The course will then discuss the multiple social values of these landscapes. Accompanied by comprehensive introduction and supervision, students will form small project groups to carry out an empirical assessment (through simple methods such as participatory GIS, solution scanning, or spatial intervention planning) to reveal values of and/or conflicts around agricultural landscapes. Key concepts used are social-ecological production landscapes, social values and cultural ecosystem services.
- Dozent/in: Tobias Plieninger