812381 Aquatic habitat modeling

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction



Unit 1: Introduction, reading list of scientific papers

Unit 2: Biotic microhabitat modelling, principles, statistics, computation, case studies

Unit 3: Micro-, mesohabitat modelling, state-of-the-art-model River 2D

Unit 4: Surveying strategies in the field, biotc and abiotic data

Exercises outdoor:
Unit 5: Snorkling - observing fish and measuring habitat paramters

Unit 6: Mapping and surveying available instream habitat

Exercises indoor:
Unit 7: Compute collected data, define habitat suitability

Unit 8: Compute collected data, hydraulic model preparation

Lecture & Exercise:
Unit 9: Hydraulic modelling, habitat modelling, Interpretation of habitat modelling results and ecological application, rating curves…

Unit 10: Summary, discussion

Previous knowledge expected

basics in aquatic ecosystems

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completion of this lecture, participants are able to:

•Apply field surveys techniques, data management schemes and modeling techniques to their own data-sets;
•Select and use appropriate field-sampling techniques, sampling strategies and data management schemes for specific research and management goals;
•Understand in theory and practice field methods (snorkling, fish observation, habitat assessment) useful on micro- and meso- habitat scale;
•To apply data, sampled by their own, to different modeling techniques;
•Demonstrate critical thinking in interpreting and deriving conclusions from environmental and ecological data-sets.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.