812343 Taxonomy and ecology of benthic invertrebrates (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Übung
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2022/23
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


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

This lecture is highly recommended as pre-requisite for the two courses in summer 812 357 Benthic Invertebrate Sampling and Monitoring and 812358 Benthic Invertrebrate Status Assessment


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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