Vorlesungsverzeichnis

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Veranstaltungen von Dr. Vicky Temperton


Lehrveranstaltungen

Grundlagen Nachhaltiger Entwicklung (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Roman Isaac, Aymara Victoria Llanque Zonta, Jens Newig, Cristina Quintas Soriano, Vicky Temperton

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 10:15 - 11:45 | 06.04.2021 - 09.07.2021 | Online-Veranstaltung

Inhalt: The course provide lectures on a wide variety of sustainability topics that connect with the focus of each of the seminars, including biodiversity conservation and food security, sustainable consumption and governance for sustainability. Thus the course covers theory, approaches and tools relating to sustainability, including the ecological, social and governance realms. By the end of the course you will understand the basics for sustainability and will get basic knowledge of the projects conducted in the three seminars of this minor.

Ecological Restoration for Sustainability- Project Planning (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jacqueline Loos, Vicky Temperton, Eva Völler

Termin:
wöchentlich | Freitag | 09:00 - 12:00 | 06.04.2021 - 09.07.2021 | C 12.101 a | Veranstaltung startet online, später teilweise in Präsenz, wenn die Situation dies erlaubt
Einzeltermin | Fr, 02.07.2021, 09:00 - Fr, 02.07.2021, 11:45 | C HS 1 (Umbau HS-Gang 1.7.-31.12.21) S. Kommentar | mündliche Prüfung

Inhalt: IMPORTANT: our first introductory session is on the 7th April, Friday, at 11.00 am (not the normal 9,15). It will be either live or on zoom depending on how things develop over the next period. Please make sure you attend this introductory meeting as all other tasks will depend on information you gain in this meeting and we will talk about the pecha kucha examination format. Students are now in four different groups: 1) Abiotic butterflies 2) Understory pollinators 3) Outreach and connection to nature 4) Camera traps and wildlife In this semester you will develop your plans you started for the posters in the winter and sample the orchard with your goals in mind. We plan to add a moth trap that we would sample 3 times in the summer, which could be a nice addition to the camera trap and wildlife group. We are currently losing pollinators, the bees and the flies and the butterflies, in our intensively managed landscapes and we need theses organisms not least to feed ourselves. What can we do? Come and help us to restore, study and manage cultural landscapes that can provide us with both food and the diversity of life! One of the most important challenges of our time is how to combine biodiversity and food security, as our human population and our influence on the biophysical basis of our existence on earth increases. Many people are no longer connected to nature, and feel alienated from natural processes and places. Our activities are causing major biodiversity decline that in turn affects how our ecosystems that we depend on function and the services they provide for us humans. Although our influence is often negative, there are many ways in which we can have positive effects on biodiversity as well as ensuring food security is possible. What can we do? This course combines key aspects of biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems with the extensive management of cultural landscapes,. The latter provide us with food and resources whilst at the same time fostering biodiversity. It is also highly relevant for the topic of sustainable consumption, as it instills in participants the value of extensively managed landscapes that cannot provide us with huge bumper harvests but are more resilient in face of climate change and provide much more habitat for many species to co-exist with us. In this planning seminar, we will plan projects in detail. Our baseline project is a wonderful cultural landscape site near the village of Wendisch-Evern, where together with the a traditional orchard club (Streuobstwiesenverein) in November 2016 we restored an apple (and cherry and pear) orchard to a degraded horse paddock with low biodiversity and high nutrients in the soils (not good for biodiversity). Since the restoration action we have been doing two main things with different student cohorts: 1) tracking how the plants and animals change at the site over time; we expect that the biodiversity of plants and insects and birds will increase over time, as we remove nutrients by mowing or grazing the site and this is good for promoting more plant and hence also animal species. 2) We are testing whether we can attract even more insects to the site but planting different grassland plants under each of the 15 apple trees; more tasty clover and co species (Klee) or forbs species that attract pollinators but are not quite as tasty as the clover and co species. This is the first time that anybody has studied this option scientifically in a traditional orchard, and if it works, it may be a nice option for attracting more pollinators to many other orchard sites. We are embedded in a cultural landscape including returning wolves and a shephard who does not want to have her sheep at our site - there are plenty of socio-ecological topics within the overall topic of the magic orchard and its transformation over time. GENERAL INFO: This course is one several different courses in the sustainability minor (sustainable consumption, sustainable governance, life cycles)- you need to choose one of the main courses and then you stick to this course over two years. This course in the summer semester, Module 3 and 4, takes place in the third semester of your minor. Building on the preceding modules introducing you to transdisciplinary research and projects, and to the key concepts and methods in ecological restoration, this semester you take part in two seminars that move into the more active sphere.

Ecological Restoration for Sustainability- project development (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jacqueline Loos, Vicky Temperton, Eva Völler

Termin:
wöchentlich | Freitag | 09:00 - 12:00 | 06.04.2021 - 09.07.2021 | C 12.013 | Veranstaltung startet online, später teilweise in Präsenz, wenn die Situation dies erlaubt

Inhalt: We are currently losing pollinators, the bees and the flies and the butterflies - in our intensively managed landscapes and we need these organisms not least to feed ourselves. What can we do? Come and help us to restore, study and manage cultural landscapes. The latter provide us with food and resources whilst at the same time fostering biodiversity. It is also highly relevant for the topic of sustainably consumption, as it instills in participants the value of extensively managed landscapes that cannot provide us with huge bumper harvests abut are more resilient in face of climate change and provide much more habitat for many species to co-exist with us. One of the most important challenges of our time is how to combine biodiversity and food security, as our human population and our influence on the biophysical basis of our existence on earth increases. Many people are no longer connected to nature, and feel alienated from natural processes and places. Our activities are causing major biodiversity decline that in turn affects how our ecosystems that we depend on function and the services they provide for us humans. Although our influence is often negative, there are many ways in which we can have positive effects on biodiversity as well as ensuring food security is possible. What can we do? This course combines key aspects of biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems with the extensive management of cultural landscapes that provides us with food and resources whilst at the same time fostering biodiversity. In this planning seminar, we will plan specific sub-projects projects (in smaller groups) in detail. Our baseline project is a wonderful cultural landscape site near the village of Wendisch-Evern, where together with the a traditional orchard club (Streuobstwiesenverein) in November 2016 we restored an apple (and cherry and pear) orchard to a degraded horse paddock with low biodiversity and high nutrients in the soils (not good for biodiversity). Since the restoration action we have been doing two main things with different student cohorts: 1) Tracking how the plants and animals change at the site over time; we expect that the biodiversity of plants and insects and birds will increase over time, as we remove nutrients by mowing or grazing the site and this is good for promoting more plant and hence also animal species. 2) We are testing whether we can attract even more insects to the site but planting different grassland plants under each of the 15 apple trees; more tasty clover and co species (Klee) or forbs species that attract pollinators but are not quite as tasty as the clover and co species. This is the first time that anybody has studied this option scientifically in a traditional orchard, and if it works, it may be a nice option for attracting more pollinators to many other orchard sites. We are embedded in a cultural landscape including returning wolves and a shephard who does not want to have her sheep at our site - there are plenty of socio-ecological topics within the overall topic of the magic orchard and its transformation over time. GENERAL INFO: This course is one several different courses in the sustainability minor (sustainable consumption, sustainable governance, life cycles)- you need to choose one of the main courses and then you stick to this course over two years. This course in the summer semester, Module 3 and 4, takes place in the third semester of your minor. Building on the preceding modules introducing you to transdisciplinary research and projects, and to the key concepts and methods in ecological restoration, this semester you take part in two seminars that move into the more active sphere.

Field Exercise 1 - Introduction to Ecology (for GESS) (Übung)

Dozent/in: Benjamin Delory, Vicky Temperton

Termin:
Einzeltermin | Mo, 17.05.2021, 17:00 - Mo, 17.05.2021, 17:30 | Online-Veranstaltung | preliminary meeting
Einzeltermin | Fr, 04.06.2021, 09:00 - Fr, 04.06.2021, 18:00 | Online-Veranstaltung | preparation of field exercise
Einzeltermin | Sa, 05.06.2021, 09:00 - Sa, 05.06.2021, 18:00 | extern | one-day field exercice, Elbe river, by bike (train from Lüneburg to Lauenburg)
Einzeltermin | So, 06.06.2021, 09:00 - So, 06.06.2021, 18:00 | Online-Veranstaltung | work on data + presentation of results

Inhalt: Dear students, We are attempting to still adhere to the Corona regulations but allow you to have some kind of a field experience this summer. As such the plan now is to have one full field day (Saturday) at the Elbe, where we assess the diversity of the vegetation across a couple of different sites. We will be then using the cover estimates and species lists to calculate biodiversity indices and then we can compare and contrast how well the different indices and ways of measuring plant diversity compare to each other (strengths and weaknesses). The Friday will be a preparation for the field Saturday and occur online, and presentations of results will happen online on Sunday pm, giving you Sunday morning to work on your data and preparations.

Field Exercise 2 - Introduction to Ecology (for GESS) (Übung)

Dozent/in: Vicky Temperton

Termin:
Einzeltermin | Mo, 07.06.2021, 17:00 - Mo, 07.06.2021, 17:30 | Online-Veranstaltung | preliminary meeting
Einzeltermin | Fr, 11.06.2021, 09:00 - Fr, 11.06.2021, 18:00 | Online-Veranstaltung | preparation of field exercise
Einzeltermin | Sa, 12.06.2021, 09:00 - Sa, 12.06.2021, 18:00 | extern | one-day field exercice, Elbe river, by bike (train from Lüneburg to Lauenburg)
Einzeltermin | So, 13.06.2021, 09:00 - So, 13.06.2021, 18:00 | Online-Veranstaltung | work on data + presentation of results

Inhalt: Dear students, We are attempting to still adhere to the Corona regulations but allow you to have some kind of a field experience this summer. As such the plan now is to have one full field day (Saturday) at the Elbe, where we assess the diversity of the vegetation across a couple of different sites. We will be then using the cover estimates and species lists to calculate biodiversity indices and then we can compare and contrast how well the different indices and ways of measuring plant diversity compare to each other (strengths and weaknesses). The Friday will be a preparation for the field Saturday and occur online, and presentations of results will happen online on Sunday pm, giving you Sunday morning to work on your data and preparations.

Our Present and Future Nature: An Analysis of the Book "Rambunctious Garden" by Emma Marris (FSL) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Vicky Temperton

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 06.04.2021 - 09.07.2021 | C HS 2 (Umbau HS-Gang 1.7.-31.12.21) S. Kommentar

Inhalt: Emma Marris is one of the world's most innovative and perceptive environmental journalists, writing for foremost journals such as Nature, Wired, OnEarth and Conservation. Her 2011 book "Rambunctious Garden" is at the forefront of current conservation and restoration debate and thought about our present and future nature - to what extent do we need management of nature and what role does pristine nature play in our current Anthropocene? She starts the book this way: "We have lost a lot of nature in the past three hundred years - in both senses of the word lost. We have lost nature in the sense that much nature has been destroyed: where there was a tree, there is house; where there was a creek, there is a pipe and a parking lot [..]. But we have also lost nature in another sense. We have misplaced it. We have hidden it from ourselves. Our mistake has been thinking that nature is something "out there", far away. […] This dream of pristine wilderness haunts us. It blinds us." What kind of nature can we envisage and can we create for ourselves and for other organisms that we share this planet with? Come along and have your eyes opened to very new possibilities that are a hybrid of wilderness and management. We can have more nature than before, it just will not be the same as in the past. Key topics in the ten chapters in the book are: 1) Weeding the Jungle 2) The Yellowstone Model 3) The Forest Primeval 4) Radical Rewilding 5) Assisted Migration 6) Learning to Love Exotic Species 7) Novel Ecosystems 8) Designer Ecosystems 9) Conservation Everywhere 10) A menu of new goals. This course will cover all of these partly controversial topics and embed in current debate and discourse within the scientific and conservation/restoration community.

Journal-Club (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Amit Kumar, Lotte Lutz, Vicky Temperton

Termin:
Einzeltermin | Do, 22.04.2021, 13:00 - Do, 22.04.2021, 15:00 | C 13.107 Labor | live/hybrid meetings occur in 13.107
Einzeltermin | Do, 20.05.2021, 13:00 - Do, 20.05.2021, 15:00 | C 13.107 Labor | live/hybrid meetings occur in 13.107
Einzeltermin | Do, 17.06.2021, 13:00 - Do, 17.06.2021, 15:00 | C 13.107 Labor | live/hybrid meetings occur in 13.107
Einzeltermin | Do, 15.07.2021, 13:00 - Do, 15.07.2021, 15:00 | C 13.107 Labor | live/hybrid meetings occur in 13.107
Einzeltermin | Do, 19.08.2021, 13:00 - Do, 19.08.2021, 15:00 | C 13.107 Labor | live/hybrid meetings occur in 13.107

Inhalt: Come join our Journal Club, which Amit and Vicky are reviving again after a break of 2 years. We meet once a month, on the third Thursday of each month at 1pm to discuss a) either progress in specific projects of participants) or b) key papers in ecology and sustainability. Due to corona, we will be starting online on zoom and move to live/hybrid formats when this become possible. Then the meetings occur in C13 120. MEETING DATES ARE: 22 April, 20th May, 17th June, 15 July, 19 Aug 2021. One person generally presents some aspect of their current work (this can range from an experimental design to results or discussion of approaches or interpretations of data) or a key paper (or sometimes two if two complementary or contrasting viewpoints are the focus) as a powerpoint or on the board and leads the discussion about this topic or paper. To make sure discussion occurs with all participants we are fostering the approach that each participant reports what they have derived from reading each particular paper. We will also include discussions about how the writing of the paper contributes or not to transmitting the message in the paper. Nota Bene: the exact day of the week and time can change even if generally we do meet on Thursday 1pm once a month. This depends on events and people's availabilties but we send out reminders about these changes to all registered participants via email as well as now via MyStudy.

Restoration of Biodiversity in Urban Settings - the Leuphana Campus (Übung)

Dozent/in: Vicky Temperton

Termin:
14-täglich | Mittwoch | 08:15 - 11:45 | 14.04.2021 - 07.07.2021 | C HS 4 (Umbau HS-Gang 1.7.-31.12.21) S. Kommentar | Falls Hybridveranstaltungen möglich sind.

Inhalt: The work in this course is very much project-focused with work in groups on specific aspects of the sustainability challenge of restoring biodiversity on campus. These challenges include balancing options for landscaping that include more native and biodiverse assemblages and cover different habitat types for plants and animals, as well as issues of openness and acceptance of different ways of landscaping and sharing space, and logistical and content issues such as lack of biodiversity knowledge and identification skills both in students and landscape gardeners. We will be navigating this complexity and the goal will be to interact with a number of different stakeholders involved in campus landscaping, the biodiversity working group (the Leuphana Biodiversitäts AG), the Präsidium and the other campus stakeholders, with a view to coming up with alternative blueprints for how to restore the campus. Issues of sharing space between humans and other organisms, balancing the needs and desires of different stakeholder groups and what species and functional plant diversity to foster where, based partly on permaculture ideas as well as classic ecological restoration will be covered.