812381 Aquatic habitat modeling (in Eng.)


Art
Vorlesung und Übung
Semesterstunden
1,5
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Pinter, Kurt , Zeiringer, Bernhard , Melcher, Andreas
Organisation
Institut für Hydrobiologie, Gewässermanagement (IHG)
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2018
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

Lectures:
Unit 1: Introduction, reading list of scientific papers

Unit 2: Biotic microhabitat modelling, principles, statistics, computation, case studies

Unit 3: Micro-, mesohabitat modelling, state-of-the-art-model River 2D

Unit 4: Surveying strategies in the field, biotc and abiotic data

Exercises outdoor:
Unit 5: Snorkling - observing fish and measuring habitat paramters

Unit 6: Mapping and surveying available instream habitat

Exercises indoor:
Unit 7: Compute collected data, define habitat suitability

Unit 8: Compute collected data, hydraulic model preparation

Lecture & Exercise:
Unit 9: Hydraulic modelling, habitat modelling, Interpretation of habitat modelling results and ecological application, rating curves…

Unit 10: Summary, discussion

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

basics in aquatic ecosystems

Lehrziel

After successful completion of this lecture, participants are able to:

•Apply field surveys techniques, data management schemes and modeling techniques to their own data-sets;
•Select and use appropriate field-sampling techniques, sampling strategies and data management schemes for specific research and management goals;
•Understand in theory and practice field methods (snorkling, fish observation, habitat assessment) useful on micro- and meso- habitat scale;
•To apply data, sampled by their own, to different modeling techniques;
•Demonstrate critical thinking in interpreting and deriving conclusions from environmental and ecological data-sets.
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