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701-0034-15L  Integrated Practical Aquatic Ecology

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersJ. Jokela, F. Pomati, C. T. Robinson
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractPractical studies on broad scientific questions and practice-orientated sampling techniques in aquatic ecology in rivers and lakes.
ObjectiveThe first goal is to learn how broad scientific questions of aquatic ecology are addressed in practice and to get an overview of the key hypotheses and methods that are relevant for each theme. The second goal is to strengthen the knowledge of local aquatic ecosystems.
Students are expected to work independently.
ContentCoordinated by J. Jokela

The purpose of this course is to give an overview of stream and lake ecology and structure. Theoretical background is given in an introductory lecture, followed by excursions to a stream and a lake, where the students get to know the systems and different methods for survey and analysis. In a second part, the students conduct small research projects on important questions in the field of aquatic ecology.

Dates to be given.
Lecture notesno script
Prerequisites / NoticeThe practical parts will mainly take place at Eawag Dübendorf.