812343 Taxonomy and ecology of benthic invertrebrates
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- Lecture and exercise
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Novotny, Christoph , Huber, Thomas , Leitner, Patrick , Graf, Wolfram
- Offered in
- Wintersemester 2022/23
- Languages of instruction
Systematic, taxonomy, anatomy and morphology of benthic invertebrates in general;
physiological aspects of aquatic invertebrate life, species traits and functional guilds;
zoogeography, migration, dispersal;
practical work: taxonomic determination of several benthic invertebrate groups (e.g. Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera) to best level possible
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Understand principles of zoological systematics and taxonomical work.
Use morphological features to identify benthic macro-invertebrates with taxonomic keys from taxa-group to species level.
Classify functional groups based on morphological features (feeding-type, current preference, etc).
Relate benthic invertebrate communities to habitat categories, river types and eco-regions.
Apply knowledge of ecology, physiology, and zoogeography of benthic invertebrates to understand aquatic ecosystem functioning.
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