Sustainable Land Management specialisation
This specialisation deals with the processes, drivers and consequences of land degradation, and with interventions and conservation practices for sustainable land management. Students are educated to explore, design, test and evaluate promising innovative practices and strategies for sustainable land management with the aim to prevent and remediate soil degradation problems worldwide, often in close collaboration with (local) stakeholders. Important elements are upscaling and downscaling of these processes and innovative practices in time and space.
Courses and Thesis
|SLM-30306||Issues and Concepts in International Land and Water Management||1AF|
|SLM-30806||Land Degradation & Development||2MO|
|PPS-30306||Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems||3|
|WRM-33806||Gender and Natural Resources||3|
|SLM-31306||Fundamentals of Land Management||4WD|
|SLM-32306||Sustainable Land Management Policies||5MO|
|SLM-31806||Erosion Processes and Modelling||5MO|
|WRM-32306||Research Approaches to Land and Water Management||5AF|
|WRM-60309||Sustainable Land and Water Management (Spain)||6|
|SLM-80336||Thesis Soil Physics and Land Management||Year 2|
This specialisation deals with the processes, drivers and consequences of land degradation and with interventions and conservation practices for sustainable land management. By providing in-depth knowledge and skills on physical and socio-economic aspects, this specialisation prepares students for both research and development jobs. Topics covered range from erosion processes and modelling to impact assessment and strategies, from field scale to watershed and beyond.
After successful completion of the Sustainable Land Management specialisation graduates are expected to be able to:
- assess and analyse the processes, drivers and consequences of land degradation, and predict and evaluate the effects of interventions in a cross-disciplinary manner;
- analyse and explain how physical and socio-economic aspects can be investigated in an integrated way and how this knowledge can be applied for development purposes.