812393 Ecology and taxonomy of selected invertebrate groups (in Eng.)


Art
Übung und Exkursion
Semesterstunden
2
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Graf, Wolfram
Organisation
Institut für Hydrobiologie, Gewässermanagement (IHG)
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2018
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

-Lecture on the morphology, taxonomy and ecology of selected invertebrate groups on species level
-Lecture on morphological and behavioural adaptions of benthic invertebrates in an environmental context
-Practical exercise on benthic invertebrate identification and classification on both larvae and adults (laboratory)
-Field trip and practical exercise in habitat preferences of larval and adult stages (depending on the selected group)
-Discuss biodiversity issues

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Basic skills in aquatic ecology and taxonomy recommended

Lehrziel

After successful completion of this course, participants are able to:
-Use taxonomical keys comprehensively;
-Identify selected benthic invertebrate groups to species level in larval and/or adult stages;
-Understand morphological and behavioural adaptions of benthic invertebrates in an environmental context;
-Evaluate the role of species, genera and families of selected groups in ecosystem functioning;
-Classify taxa regarding habitat preferences, functional feeding type and zoogeographical regions;
-Use these taxa as bioindicators according assessment programs like the WFD;
-Detect different benthic invertebrate stages (larvae and adults) in the field;
-Contribute to biodiversity issues
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