Universität Wien FIND

570006 SE Current Topics in Environmental Geosciences (2022W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



Final schedule, unless otherwise stated the seminars take place Thursday 16.45 – 18.00/18.15 in room 2B201, UZA2. Any changes during the semester will be communicated via Moodle.

03.11.22: Prof. Mike Wilkins, Colorado State University
Online, 16.30 (Link can be found in Moodle)
Topic: Playing with fire: microbial traits and responses governing community resilience following severe wildfire

16.11.22: Prof. Beate Escher, Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung
Exceptionally Wednesday, 16.30 in HS2, UZA2
Topic: Tracking complex mixtures in the environment and wildlife with in vitro bioassays

24.11.22: Prof. Yigal Erel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Topic: Lead in archeological human bones/teeth reflecting historical changes in lead production

01.12.22: Dr. James M. Byrne, University of Bristol
Topic: Where microbes meet metals, minerals and magnetism

15.12.22: Prof. Yu Yang, University of Nevada
Topic: “Fishing” reactive organic carbon for climate change and water reuse: Redox and complexation

12.01.22: Prof. Claudia Plant, Universität Wien
Topic: Clustering Methods with Potential Applications in Geosciences

19.01.22: Dr. Lukas Wick, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Online or in person, tba, 12.00
Topic: The untapped potential of fungi for contaminant biodegradation

For credit, please submit presentations until Feb 25th 2023


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar addresses current research questions in environmental geosciences, specifically aquatic and terrestrial systems. It comprises talks of international researchers on biogeochemistry, pollutant dynamics, hydrogeology, element cycles and the behavior of nanoparticles. All talks will be held in English. Each talk is followed by a discussion session to encourage the knowledge exchange with the invited lecturers.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students, in addition to attendance and active participation in the discussion, need to choose a publication that is not older than 2016 and has been published in one of the following journals: Env. Science & Technology; Science; Nature; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The topic of the paper must clearly deal with research in the areas of Environmental Sciences or Environmental Geosciences. You need to prepare a 15 minute presentation using PowerPoint and record your voice over along with the presentation slides (pptx or ppsx files only!). Technical details will be announced at moodle. Grading will be based 30% on regular attendance and active discussion during the seminar talks and 70% on the uploaded pptx presentation with voice-over.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The course will be evaluated on the Basis of 30 points for attendance and 70 points for the pptx. An attendance of at least 70% of the scheduled seminars is required for a successful evaluation.





Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

PhD, MES-5

Letzte Änderung: Fr 24.02.2023 05:09