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290114 EX Physiogeographical Field Trip: Mödlingbach (2016W)

1.00 ECTS (0.50 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 25 participants
Language: German



Field trip on Monday 24/10/2016
Meeting point: Train station in Mödling at 9 a.m.


Aims, contents and method of the course

- Identifying and understanding of cause-effect-relationships in riverine landscapes,
- Identifying and discussing anthropogenic impacts on freshwater ecosystems, their effects and possible restoration measures,
- Understanding the ecosystem service concept
Terms and concepts of freshwater ecology will be presented during the excursion. We will focus on the anthropogenic impacts on the ecosystem river and the system understanding for catchment processes. Additionally, we will discuss the ecosystem service concept at the Mödlingbach as case study.
Methods: on-site instructions, presentation, group work, discussion

Assessment and permitted materials

Each student has to prepare a minute of the excursion. It includes (1) the results of the group work and (2) the elaboration of a topic of the excursion, chosen according to the student`s interest (details via e-learning).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The attendance on the field trip and the minutes on time are obligatory.
The grading incorporates the original elaboration, the content, structure and consistency and the adequate use of literature.
Group work: 50 points
Elaboration of a specific topic of the field trip: 50 points
Assessment Scheme:
1 90-100 points
2 80-89 points
3 70-79 points
4 60-69 points
5 <60 points

Examination topics

Reading list

via E-Learning

Association in the course directory

(B11-7.3) (MG3-EX) (L2-EX) (UF BA GW 18)

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