Universität Wien FIND

300162 UE Field course Hydrology and Running Water Ecology (2016W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 12.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 19.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 09.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 16.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 23.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 30.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 07.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 14.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 11.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 18.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Wednesday 25.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This field course focusses on concepts dealt with in the accompanying lecture series on Hydrology and Running Water Ecology. It provides introductury lectures preparing two field days at a third-order forest stream in the Wienerwald area. At this site practical skills such as stream reconnaissance, hydological methodology (propellermeter handling, velocity-area method, Statzner hemispheres, gauges, hydraulic stress parameters), sedimentology (various methods of grain analysis), map work, descriptive catchment characteristics, bed morphology, etc. are trained. Team work is strongly encouraged.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance control, oral group presentation of project outcomes, finally written group protocols at the end of the course, to be submitted before end of February.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The participants are aware of the most important hydrological methods and are able to handle the specific field equipment (theodolite, GPS, propeller-meter, standard hemispheres). They are able to measure slope and to construct 3d-models of the sampling site. In addition, students are able to perform sediment analyses and to define catchment areas and discharge regimes.

Examination topics

Introductory lectures (powerpoint presentations), guided field work (mapping, equipment training, data collection) at a woodland stream and guided as well as unguided data analyses in the lab. Handouts are distributed at the start of the course.

Reading list

J. Mangelsdorf & K. Scheurmann: Flußmorphologie. Oldenbourg, München.

H. Mader, T. Steidl, R. Wimmer: Abflussregime österreichischer Fließgewässer. UBA Monographien Bd. 82.

Association in the course directory

MEC-9, MZO W-2, B-WZB, WZB,

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