Universität Wien

300162 UE Field course Hydrology and Running Water Ecology (2017W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 11.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 18.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 25.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 08.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 15.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 22.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 29.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 06.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 13.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 10.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 17.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 24.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6
Wednesday 31.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Übungsraum 6

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 a field day 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, B-WZB, WZB,

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