812387 Environmental impacts on riverine ecosystems I (in Eng.)

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


The seminar is aimed at Master's students who are advanced in their studies and are ideally in their 3rd semester or later in their Master's degree respectively are close before starting their master thesis.

This seminar provides the possibility of a last 'test run' for the students in front of their master thesis, i.e. to develop an analytical framework (hypothesis and research questions), to test methodical approaches, and to perform analyses aiming to investigate a certain topic. A self-organised and self-reliant work on the topic is of particular importance. The students should build upon their existing knowledge on riverine ecosystems and environmental impacts gained from preceding lectures.

The seminar work is performed in small groups focusing on specific topics of environmental impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Following environmental impacts are addressed (the topics are adapted and may vary): impacts of hydropower, thermal regimes, multi-pressure impacts.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Basic knowledge on environmental and ecological processes in riverine ecosystems
Basic skills of analytical tools, e.g. statistical analyses, GIS

VO Human impacts


After successful completion of this seminar, participants are able to:

•Develop an analytical framework as the basis for analyses
•Review methodological approaches and the state of the art knowledge
•Apply methods for quantitative and qualitative data analyses
•Assess the effects of environmental impacts on fish and benthic invertebrates
•Present, discuss and defend own investigation results based on case studies
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