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 a research question or work thesis. 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.
Recommended Prerequisites:13298 Basics for Freshwater Management42505 Freshwater Restoration Ecology
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:Digital learning, practice and self-assessment material (questionnaires) are provided. The material should enable the participants to acquire the necessary prerequisites/prior knowledge for the course, if necessary in self-study, or to recapitulate their knowledge. During the practical parts, further materials and exercises are made available to the students. The basic literature will be provided after registration during the semester.
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:For each of the two parts, Running waters and Standing waters, one presentation
on one of the methods used and an oral presentation of the results; written report about basics, implementation, results, and validity of one of the methods or research questions (small group work possible).

Part running waters:
- 15 min presentation on one of the methods to be applied and subsequent discussion (10%)
- written report, ca. 3 - 5 pages per student (group work) (40%)

Part standing waters:
- 15 min presentation on one of the methods to be applied and subsequent discussion (10%)
- 15 min presentation of the results and their discussion (20%)
- written report, ca. 3 - 5 pages per student (group work) (20%)
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:12
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2011 - 2. SÄ 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
Remarks:The course takes place as a block course during the lecture-free period of the summer semester. Participation is limited to 12 persons. If you are interested in attending the practical course, please contact us before the beginning of the summer semester, but at the latest by week 6 in the summer semester, by sending an e-mail to beate.mueller@b-tu.de. In the subject of the e-mail please write: "Practical Course Aquatic Ecology". Direct online registration is not possible and not necessary. After your e-mail you will receive the information necessary for participation.
Module Components:Lectures, seminars and excursions that take place during the duration of the module
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: