General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Functioning And Protection Of Water And Wetland Habitats
Language English
Module lecturer prof. zw. dr hab. Ryszard Gołdyn, dr Piotr Klimaszyk, dr Ryszard Piotrowicz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position profesor
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 45


Module aim (aims)

- functioning of freshwater and wetlands ecosystems.
- reasons of natural differentiation of lakes and wetlands.
- relations between lakes and wetlands and surrounding areas (catchment)
- biota inhabiting differentiated lakes and wetlands
Draw attention to the role of the human impact on lakes and wetlands and possible methods of restoration of that ecosystems.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

The course will be carried out as a fieldwork

The course will take place between 1-st and 5-th of June 2015 in Łeba city and surroundings – Słowiński National Park. Participants will have to cover the costs of accommodation, transportation, entrance fee. Estimated maximal charge will be 500 PLN – 120 EURO. Classes will be conducted in field independently of the weather - waterproof outfit or sunblock may be required!


Week 1

Functioning of lobelian lakes

Week 2

Protection of lobelian lakes

Week 3

Functioning of hardwater- Chara lakes

Week 4

Protection of hardwater- Chara lakes

Week 5

Functioning and protection of eutrophic lakes

Week 6

Functioning and protection of oxbow and small water bodies

Week 7

Functioning and protection of coastal lakes

Week 8

Functioning of humic lakes

Week 9

Protection of humic lakes

Week 10

Functioning of hypertrophic lakes

Week 11

Preventing of lakes eutrophication

Week 12

Bogs and fens classification

Week 13

Functioning and protection of high bogs

Week 14

Functioning and protection of transition bogs and low moors

Week 15

Impact of fish communities on the functioning of water ecosystems and Summary

Reading list

Limnology of humic waters. 1999 Keskitalo J.. & Eloranta. P., Bachuys Publishers, Leiden.
Ecology of shallow lakes. 2004 Shefer M., Springer
Wetlands. 2007 Gosselink J.G., Mitsch W.J, John Wiley&Sons
Limnoecology, Ecology of Lakes and Streams.2007 Lampert W., Sommer U., Oxford