The seminar is given in room 2'108. Depending on the size of the group some sessions will be given in two PC labs.
The overarching goal of this class is to develop a sound understanding of the role of land use in the Earth system as a driver and outcome of global change, as well as the close linkages between land use and current key sustainability challenges. During the course of the class, students will get familiar with the theoretical foundation of land systems, and a number of tools to analyze them and their dynamics in an integrated approach. Weekly readings and subsequent discussions form the basis of the sessions, which are held in different formats, including expert puzzles, panel debates, etc. Weekly online quizes will help the students to recapitulate each session, and monitor their learning progress.