701-1331-00L  Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements Laboratory

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersM. Le Bars, K. Barmettler, P. Lefebvre
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-1331-00 PBiogeochemistry of Trace Elements Laboratory Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.4 hrs
Thu/208:15-18:00CHN D 51 »
09.11.08:15-10:00CAB G 57 »
14.12.08:15-18:00HG F 26.1 »
21.12.08:15-18:00HG E 23 »
M. Le Bars, K. Barmettler, P. Lefebvre

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course offers a practical introduction into the investigation of the biogeochemistry of trace elements. Laboratory experiments are performed to study a selected environmental process. Advanced techniques for the analysis of total element contents and element speciation are used. The experimental findings are interpreted and discussed in their environmental context.
ObjectiveThe objective of this course, is to offer students a practical introduction into the investigation of the biogeochemistry of trace elements. During the course, students will become familiar with some of the key experimental approaches typically used in the investigation of the biogeochemistry of trace elements in the laboratory. In addition, students will learn to use different advanced analytical techniques to measure the total content and the speciation of trace elements in both liquid and solid samples. The students will interpret and discuss their experimental findings in the context of the studied environmental system.
ContentLaboratory experiments are designed and performed to study the interplay of various biogeochemical processes in a specific environmental system. Moreover, the effect of these processes on the biogeochemical cycling of trace elements in the environment will be considered. Advanced techniques for the analysis of total element contents and element speciation are used. The experimental findings are interpreted and discussed in the context of the the environmental system under investigation.
Lecture notesSelected handouts will be distributed during the course.
LiteratureAll neccessary literature will be uploaded to moodle during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticePre- or corequisite: Lecture "Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements".
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesTechniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Social CompetenciesCooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingfostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersK. Barmettler, M. Le Bars, P. Lefebvre
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places16 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 13.10.2023 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupEnvironmental Sciences MSc (736000)
Waiting listuntil 20.10.2023

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