Christopher Thomas Robinson: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|PD Dr. Christopher Thomas Robinson
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|Environmental Systems Science
|Integrated Practical: Aquatic Ecology
|J. Jokela, C. T. Robinson
|Practical studies on broad scientific questions and practice-orientated sampling techniques in aquatic ecology in rivers and lakes.
|The first goal is to learn how broad scientific questions of aquatic ecology are addressed in practice and to get an overview of the key hypotheses and methods that are relevant for each theme. The second goal is to strengthen the knowledge of local aquatic ecosystems.
It will be suported that students work independently.
|Coordinated by J. Jokela
The purpose of this course is to give an overview of stream and lake ecology and structure. Theoretical background is given in an introductory lecture, followed by excursions to a stream and a lake, where the students get to know the systems and different methods for survey and analysis. In a second part, the students conduct small research projects on important questions in the field of aquatic ecology.
Dates to be given.
|Prerequisites / Notice
|The practical parts will mainly take place at Eawag Dübendorf.
|Essentials of Restoration Ecology
|D. Ramseier, C. T. Robinson
|Restoration ecology has become an important field of ecology. The original trial and error approach is now more and more replaced by a more systematic and scientific approach.
The course covers general principles of restoration ecology and practical applications mainly for wet and dry meadow restoration and restoration of rivers/streams. Forested habitats will only be touched marginally.
|The students gain insight in methods of ecological restoration. They will be able to evaluate various approaches and to design restoration projects. They will learn the ecological basis of river/stream restoration and restoration of wet and dry meadows.
|Two hours lectures and one-hour seminar per week in the first four weeks of the semester
21.5.2021 14:15 – 17:00 excursion river/stream restoration Dübendorf
28.5.2021 10:15 – 18:00 excursion to the wetland restoration project Seebachtalseen (http://www.stiftungseebachtal.ch/). In case of an overlap with another course, it is possible to join later
Topics of lectures:
- Historical background of restoration ecology
- Reasons for ecological restorations
- Ecological principles relevant for restorations
- Approaches for ecological restorations
- Evaluation of restorations
Seminar: presentation of a given paper by students with self-searched additional information