[Ecosystem Research] Freshwater & Wetland Ecosystems – Field Studies


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Course name Freshwater & Wetland Ecosystems – Field Studies
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Course code S139
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. K. Dierßen
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
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Short summary This module focuses on the structure and function of water ecosystems and wetlands. Focus will be analysis of direct interaction between ecosystem types of special importance for nature and resource conservation. Special attention will be given to the reactions of biocenosis to anthropogenic environmental changes. Students will organise and conduct lab projects in groups, as well as participate in excursions. Reports about data management, analysis and presentation method mark the end of each teaching unit.

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Study level Bachelor, Master
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Frequency Summer semester

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, plant alimentation and plant cultivation

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Course Content Students are able to measure principle ecological processes (e.g. Flood dynamics, sedimentation, primary production, etc.) within ecosystems and to recognize the triggering biotic and abiotic structures. They are able to evaluate the possibilities, limits and informative value of field data for ecosystem conservation and management.
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