812345 Physical environment of riverine landscape

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hohensinner, Severin , Schmutz, Stefan
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Introduction of riverine landscapes (definitions, general characteristics, types of riverine landscapes),
Discussion of conceptual models and theories across spatio-temporal scales,
Presentation of hydrological characteristics (metrics, regimes, ecological relevance),
Substrate and choriotops (bed load regime, river morphology and habitat dynamics),
Morphological river types (aquatic habitats),
Role of the hydrological regime and water temperature in fluvial systems

Previous knowledge expected

It's a basic lecture, no previous knowledge expected.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Understand the major controlling factors of river systems across multiple spatio-temporal scales,
Describe the hydrological, morphological and sedimentological characteristics of river-floodplain systems,
Understand the interdependencies between hydromorphological processes and aquatic habitat conditions,
Apply this knowledge to identify natural and human induced changes of the physical environment of rivers
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