812347 Human impacts in riverine landscapes (in Eng.)


Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunden
1,5
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Schmutz, Stefan , Schwarzinger, Ilse , Schinegger, Rafaela
Organisation
Institut für Hydrobiologie, Gewässermanagement (IHG)
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2017/18
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

Current problems in applied fish ecology

- Discussion of impact models (e.g. drivers and pressures - DPSIR, cascade models)
- Overview of the status quo of running waters (global, EU/Alps, Austria)
- Overview of major human pressures/related impacts
- Discussion of different types of human impacts
- Discussion of case studies

TOPICS OF LECTURES

#1 - Introduction

#2 - Impacts due to hydro-power production (Hydro-power use: run-of-river-/diversion-/storage power plants)

#3 - Morphological impacts (effects on physical environment, riverine habitats, floodplains, vegetation/land-use etc.)

#4 - Land use change (forms of land use, nutrients etc.)

#5 - Residual flow/water abstraction (minimum flow requirements)

#6 - Impoundments & reservoir flushing (flow patterns, sediment transport etc.)

#7 - Organic impacts (organic pollution, toxic substances etc.)

#8 - Hydropeaking (magnitude, frequency, duration, effects on hydro-morphology)

#9 - Multiple impacts (interactions of pressures etc.)

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Basic knowledge in hydrobiology & fish ecology

Lehrziel

1. Get an overview of fish-ecological conditions in Austrian & European rivers.
2. Evaluate the impacts of human activities on running waters.
3. Lern and discuss methods for assessing and improving ecological integrity.
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