13737 - Practical Course Aquatic Ecology Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13737
Module Title:Practical Course Aquatic Ecology
  Praktikum Gewässerökologie
Department: Faculty 2 - Environment and Natural Sciences
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Martin-Creuzburg, Dominik
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:The students know basic methods for the investigation of standing and running waters and can apply them independently. They acquire the ability to use different data and information in order to answer research questions or work theses. The students are able to assess the possibilities and limitations of methods and data in aquatic ecology.
Contents:Recording and evaluation of abiotic and biotic water quality parameters within the framework of a case study on a watercourse and a standing water body. Field measurements with different probes, limnological sampling techniques and laboratory analyses, process measurements, experimental approaches, microscopy of aquatic organisms, data analyses and preparation of reports.
Recommended Prerequisites:13298 Basics for Freshwater Management or/and 42505 Freshwater Restoration Ecology.
Commitment and willingness for active participation, self-organized work, teamwork and self-study.
Mandatory Prerequisites:none
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Practical training / 4 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:The necessary materials for the practical part will be provided.
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Oral presentations and written reports of the results for each part, Running Waters and Standing Waters.

Part Running Waters:
  • 15 min presentation on one of the methods to be applied (10%)
  • Course participation (10%)
  • Individual written report, ca. 3 - 5 pages (30%)

Part Standing Waters:
  • 15 min presentation on one of the methods to be applied (10%)
  • Course participation (10%)
  • Presentation and written report (group work), ca. 3 - 5 pages per student (30%)
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:12
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Environmental and Resource Management / keine PO
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2015
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2011
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Euro Hydroinformatics and Water Management / keine PO
Remarks:The course takes place as a block course during the lecture-free period of the summer semester 2024, from 26.08. to 13.09.2024. Participation is limited to 12 students. The accommodation during the Standing water part (09. – 13.09.2024) in Bad Saarow will be paid by the student. A first payment at time of registration in the amount of approx. 100 € is required. (Total costs expected to be ~150€)

Admission via module registration at the Admissions & Registrar's Office is subject to student qualification and payment of accommodation fees. Final admission to the module will be announced by the department of aquatic ecology.

Module with participant restriction - Registration deadline two weeks before lecture starts!
Module Components:240506 Practical course aquatic ecology
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