Basic knowledge of taxonomy + determination of mainly vertebrates, basic skills in faunistic field methods, L Animal Ecology
Special Animal Ecology (9 CP) integrates the courses of the module Special Aquatic Ecology (6 CP). Students graduating in Special Animal Ecology cannot graduate in Special Aquatic Ecology.
Before the end of the module
Special exercise or Assignment
Skills to be acquired in this module
L Special Aquatic Ecology The module imparts general and special knowledge of the ecology of typical floodplain water systems with special emphasis on floodplain dynamics and the resulting processes related to those water sys-tems. Floodplain development and (faunistic) biodiversity are further main topics comprising e.g. the expla-nation of ecological conditions and colonisation processes and referring to questions of nature protec-tion, examining the habitat preference of selected species and describing the population development of typical floodplain species.
E Special Aquatic Ecology Familiarization with the course of a planning process on the basis of an exemplary project in North-west Germany; independent development of a concept of methods for assessing the faunistic actual state and subsequent realization in the field; scientific documentation and ecologically relevant as-sessment of the situation in the project area using selected indicator groups (scientific determination of selected taxa); preparation of final expert opinions on the project
L Applied Animal Ecology Qualification for preparing a professional zooecological contribution within the scope of an expert opinion; familiarization with the most important faunistic indicator groups for scientific objectives relevant to a project