The English-taught Master programme in Applied Limnology (AL) conveys fundamental and applied knowledge of aquatic ecosystems (streams/rivers, lakes and wetlands). Students shall get insight into the essential functions and processes of chemical/physical and biotic system components, as well as their interactions. They shall further get to know the principles of nutrient dynamics, water quality and habitat characteristics.
Students learn to describe aquatic organisms (fish, planktic and benthic invertebrates, aquatic plants and algae) and their ecological demands, as well as their relations to the abiotic system components in order to detect systemic links. They learn to identify and critically examine human impacts as well as to evaluate their consequences for ecosystems.
Based on this, students shall develop measures for the protection and the restoration of aquatic ecosystems in terms of ecologically orientated water management concepts.
The 2 years master programme consists of 5 mandatory (1st semester) and 10 optional modules (2nd, 3rd semester) and a master thesis (4th semester).
Curriculum for Download
At BOKU the Applied Limnology-curriculum at the website of the Study services is the document that is legally binding. In order to graduate from this Master Programme you have to follow the requirements stated in the curriculum.
Official Website of the hosting Institute
For detailed information on the academic content please go to the official Applied Limnology Homepage.