701-1338-00L  Biogeochemical Modelling of Sediments, Lakes and Oceans

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersM. Schmid, D. Bouffard, M. Vogt
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 18.

The waiting list will be deleted on March 1st, 2019.


Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Schmid, D. Bouffard, M. Vogt
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationSix exercises will support student learning and allow for an ongoing self-assessment in terms of the course's learning objectives. During the final weeks of the semester, students will develop, implement, test, and interpret their own model for a selected biogeochemical case study in groups of two. The students will document their findings in a project report, which will include a description of their model and its application, as well as a critical interpretation of the model results and a discussion of the limitations of the model. Towards the end of the course, the students will present the results of their case study in front of the class.
5 out of 6 exercises need to be handed in during the semester as a compulsory prerequisite for participation in the final project.
The written project report accounts for two thirds, and the oral presentation in class for one third of the final grade.