BIODIVERSITY OF AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS

Course ID: BBI-SE>BIORSRW
Course title: BIODIVERSITY OF AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS
Semester: Spring
ECTS: 2
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 15 hours
Field of study: Bioinformatics
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr Magdalena Senze magdalena.senze@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Introduction to biodiversity various aquatic environments: rivers, lakes and seas. Properties aquatic environments, the review teams and environmental groups of plants and animals, their role and importance. Contemporary threats to biodiversity, methods of support.
Full description: Course contents: Biodiversity is the basis for the proper functioning of aquatic ecosystems. Basic methods of testing the waters as a chemical - properties. Biological research methodology freshwater and marine environments. Testing equipment and its use. Sampling materials for the study. Rivers, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, seas and oceans - biological characteristics. Aquatic ecological teams - role in the ecosystem. Overview of the most important representatives of flora and fauna. Plants and animals adapt to life in the water. Aquatic organisms as bioindicators of pollution. Base of protection the aquatic environment.
Bibliography: 1. Adamek Z., Helesic J., Marsalek B., Rulik M. 2014: Applied Hydrobiology, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, s.376. 2. International Journal of Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, quarterly journal. 3. Lampert W., Sommer U.2007: Limnoecology. The Ecology of Lakes and Streams. Oxford University Press, s. 324. 4. Water quality for Ecosystem and Human Health, pr. zb. 2008, wyd. United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS)/Water Programme, s.120. 5. Zalewski M. (ed.): Integrated Watershed Management - Ecohydrology and Phytotechnology - Manual. 2004. United Nations Environment Programme, s.246.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: He knows the characteristics of environmental groups common species of plants and aquatic animals. It is characterized by the construction of food webs in aquatic ecosystems [BI_W01].[BI_W02], Understands the need for water conservation and their resources and the need to preserve or restore the biodiversity in rivers, lakes and seas [BI_W01, BI_W03, Has knowledge of ecological groupings hydrobiont and their importance in the ecosystem [BI_W03, BI_W07]. Skills: Organizes research in the field of Hydrobiology in the field and in the laboratory [BI_U02, BI_U06]., Creates a correct statement of the results of the research work [BI_U06, BI_U10, Formulates correct conclusions based on the results obtained, skillfully finds source materials and critically interprets them [BI_U09, BI_U10, BI_U17 Social competences: It has a sense of responsibility for the tasks performed together as a team [BI_K02];, It can function as both a leader and contractor for the implementation of tasks in the group [BI_K02], It is aware of the biodiversity of plants and aquatic animals, exhibits responsibility for its conduct by environment [BI_K04].
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Completion of the course: Based on the average ratings of lectures and exercises.

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