812385 Restoration and conservation of riverine landscapes I

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hayes, Daniel S. , Hein, Thomas , Pointner, Daniel , Hohensinner, Severin , Funk, Andrea , Unfer, Günther
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Elaboration of projects dealing with issues of river restoration or conservation (case studies) by the students
•Literature review
•Data analyses
•Application of appropriate methods and tools to identify ecological problems, establish management concepts and evaluate development scenarios, depending on the particular research question
Project presentation and discussion

organization as group work ( max. 3 students/group)

Previous knowledge expected

basics in statistical analyses and GIS

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Understand different tasks and methodological approaches for river restoration/conservation concepts and strategies;

Analyse the status quo of the aquatic environment (quantitative and qualitative data analyses, GIS analyses);

Develop appropriate restoration and conservation concepts

Assess effects of restoration/conservation measures on the aquatic environment as well as on ecosystem services;

Discuss and evaluate management scenarios;

based on case study work
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.