812396 Ecology and taxonomy of selected invertebrate groups II (in Eng.)


Art
Übung und Exkursion
Semesterstunden
2
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Becker, Laura , Graf, Wolfram
Organisation
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2020
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Deutsch

Lehrinhalt

- Lecture on morphological and behavioural adaptions of benthic invertebrates in an environmental context
- Practical exercise on benthic invertebrate identification and classification on both larvae and adults (laboratory)
- Field trip and practical exercise in habitat preferences of larval and adult stages (depending on the selected group)
- Discuss biodiversity issues

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Basic skills in fish ecology recommended (812.344 Ecology of fishes)

Lehrziel

After sucessful completion of this course, participants are able to:
- Use taxonomical keys comprehensivley;
- Identify selected benthic invertrebrate groups to species level in larval and/or adult stages;
Understand morphological and behavioural adaptions of benthic invertebrates in an environmental context;
Evaluate the role of species, genera and families of selected groups in ecosystem functioning;
- Classify taxa regarding habitat preferences, functional feeding type and zoogeographical regions;
- Use these taxa as bioindicators according assessment programs like the WFD;
- Detect diefferent bentic invertebrate stages (larvae and adults) in the field;
- Contribute to biodiversity issues
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