812345 Physical environment of riverine landscape (in Eng.)


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

Lehrinhalt

Introduction of riverine landscapes (definitions, general characteristics, types of riverine landscapes),
Discussion of conceptual models and theories across spatio-temporal scales,
Presentation of hydrological characteristics (metrics, regimes, ecological relevance),
Substrate and choriotops (bed load regime, river morphology and habitat dynamics),
Morphological river types (aquatic habitats),
Role of the hydrological regime and water temperature in fluvial systems

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

It's a basic lecture, no previous knowledge expected.

Lehrziel

Understand the major controlling factors of river systems across multiple spatio-temporal scales,
Describe the hydrological, morphological and sedimentological characteristics of river-floodplain systems,
Understand the interdependencies between hydromorphological processes and aquatic habitat conditions,
Apply this knowledge to identify natural and human induced changes of the physical environment of rivers
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