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

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
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 05.03.2021.


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 examinationExercises: Six exercises will support student learning and allow for an ongoing self-assessment in terms of the course's learning objectives. 5 out of 6 exercises need to be handed in during the semester as a compulsory prerequisite for participation in the case study.

Case study: During the second half of the semester, students will develop, implement, test, and interpret their own model for a selected biogeochemical case study in groups of two students. Students will present their project in written and oral form. A short presentation of the work will be given to a peer group for discussion and peer-to-peer evaluation. The students will then document their findings in a project report, which will include a description of their model and its scientific application, as well as a critical interpretation of the results and a discussion of the limitations of the model. The final course grade will be based on the written project report.