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300135 SE+UE Exercises in Functional Ecology: Exploring Groundwater Ecosystems (2019W)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 14 participants
Language: German, English



The preliminary meeting for the course will take place 14th of Oct. 15:30h in the Limnology seminar room.
The practical course will take place between 10th and 21st of February 2020 (2x5 days)


Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal of this class is a theoretical and practical knowledge on groundwater ecosystems. Subsequent to a successful and active participation, students will be able to describe subterranean habitats by their major abiotic and biotic characteristics and have collected practical experience in groundwater sampling.
Important topics are the design of sampling surveys, hands on training of different sampling techniques, preservation and processing of samples for subsequent physical-chemical, microbiological, and faunistic analysis. The course will provide a brief introduction into the composition of groundwater communities.
All students are invited to actively participate via questions and discussion.

Assessment and permitted materials


Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Mo 17.02.2020 09:29