General information

Module title River Courses, Ecological Implications Of Their Transformation
Language English
Module lecturer prof. zw. dr hab. Ryszard Gołdyn, dr Ryszard Piotrowicz, dr Piotr Klimaszyk, dr hab. Piotr Zduniak
Lecturer's email rgold@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position profesor zwyczajny/adiunkci
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 60
ECTS 4
USOS code 01-RIVCOURS_PIE

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

To familiarize students with the processes occurring in the river from its source to the mouth, draw attention to the role of the deformation caused by human activity, possible restoration of river channels and valleys.

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

Syllabus

Week 1

Determination of the river basin

Week 2

Measurement of water flow in the river

Week 3

Calculation of the nutrient load in the river section

Week 4

Geomorphological characteristic of the river section – introduction, work with the map

Week 5

Geomorphological characteristic of the river section – field survey

Week 6

Geomorphological characteristic of the river section – elaboration of the data

Week 7

Influence of the reservoirs on river macroinvertebrates

Week 8

Influence of the reservoirs on the fish fauna

Week 9

Macrophytes index for rivers – preparatory works

Week 10

Macrophytes index for rivers – field survey

Week 11

Macrophytes index for rivers – elaboration of the data

Week 12

Renaturisation of the river section - preparatory works

Week 13

Renaturisation of the river section – concept of transformation

Week 14

Renaturisation of the river section – preparing the project

Week 15

Sumary

Reading list

River ecology. 1975. Whitton B.A., University of California Press, Berkeley, CA
Stream ecology Structure and function of running waters. 1995. Allan J.D., Chapman & Hall
Tockner W, 2001. Biodiversity: towards a unifying theme for river ecology. In: Freshwater Biology 46, 6: 807-819
Poole G.C., 2002. Fluvial landscape ecology: addressing uniqueness within the river discontinuum. In: Freshwater Biology 47, 4: 641-660
River futures: an integrative scientific approach to river repair. 2008. Brierley G.J., Fryirs K.A., Society for Ecological Restoration International, Island Press, Washington DC