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300374 UE Water Framework Directive: Introduction to Macrophyte survey (2017S)

Practical application

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

Deutsch/English, Vorbesprechung: 02.03.2017, 9 Uhr ÜR 6, Althanstraße 14, UZA 1


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


max. 15 participants
Language: German, English



Preliminary introduction & information. March 3, 2017. 9:00h. UZA 1, Room 6, 2nd level, Althanstraße 14


Aims, contents and method of the course

Historical development and general order of contents of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD). Specific aspects of the aquatic vegetation as a biotic quality element. The aquatic ecosystem and the status of macrophytes. Evaluation and classification of macrophyte results. Covering relevant aspects of the Habitats-Directive. Knowledge & experience of macrophyte sites in running and floodplain waters.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral part (lecture)[40%] and protokoll (field part)[60%].

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Conveying basics of European and Austrian legislation principles. Knowledge of WFD contents specific to aquatic vegetation. Knowledge of methods related to the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the aquatic vegetation, species level, and it methodological and organisational prerequesites. Management and elaboration of survey results. Experience of running and floodplain water examples.

Examination topics

Lectures and application of methods in the field.

Reading list

Anonymous, 2003. Water quality – Guidance standard for the surveying of aquatic macrophytes in running waters. European Standard EN 14184, Comitée Européenne de Normalisation (CEN). Bruxelles, 14 pp.
Janauer, G.A., Dokulil, M. 2006. Macrophytes and algae in running waters. In: Ziglio, G., Siligardi, M., Flaim, G. [Eds] Biological Monitoring of Rivers: Applications and Perspectives. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. Chichester, UK, pp. 93-94.
Janauer, G.A., Jolankai, G.G., Exler, N. 2006. River restoration in the Tisza River Basin: conflicting interests and the future of the aquatic macrophyte vegetation. Arch. Hydrobiol. 158, 525-540.
Kohler, A., Janauer, G.A. 1995. Zur Methodik der Untersuchung von aquatischen Makrophyten in Fließgewässern. In: Steinberg, C., Bernhardt, H., Klapper, H. [Eds] Handbuch der angewandten Limnologie VIII-1.13 Ecomed. Landsberg/Lech, pp. 1-22.

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