Universität Wien FIND

300139 VO Groundwater Ecology - An Introduction (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German, English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The class starts at the 21st of October 2019 - no class at the 7th of October

Monday 07.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 28.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 04.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 11.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 18.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 25.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 02.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 09.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 16.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 13.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 20.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 27.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal of this class is a basic introduction into groundwater ecosystems. Subsequent to a successful and active participation, students will be able to describe subterranean waters by their major abiotic and biotic characteristics.
This class offers an introduction into the genesis and structure of groundwater (aquifers) and groundwater-dependent and groundwater-associated ecosystems (springs, wetlands). Furthermore, their importance in the global water cycle, their morphology, as well as its overall chemical, physical and biological characteristics will be tackled. We will go through current concepts of classification and typology. Central content is the importance of organisms and biodiversity for geochemical cycles. With all aspects, we will also discuss current anthropogenic pressures (global and climate change) to subterranean aquatic ecosystems.
All students are invited to actively participate via discussion, questions and quiz rounds.

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

slides & notes

Reading list

Griebler & Mösslacher 2003 - Grundwasser-Ökologie; UTB-Fakultas Verlag
Gibert et al. 1994 - Groundwater Ecology; Academic Press
Chapelle 2001 - Ground-Water Microbiology & Biogeochemistry; Wiley
Culver & Pipan 2014 - Shallow subterranean habitats; Oxford Press

Association in the course directory

MEC-9, UF BU 10, M-WZB, WZB

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