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300139 VO Groundwater Ecology - An Introduction (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Details

Language: German, English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The class starts at the 19th of October 2020 and is offered weekly every Monday between 15h and 16:30h in lecture room 2 (HS2) UZA1.

Monday 19.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 09.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 16.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 23.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 30.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 07.12. 15:05 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 14.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 11.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 18.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 25.01. 15:00 - 16:25 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG

Information

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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