Programme target group (Participants in the programmes at IHE) and qualified short course participants
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 10 June 2019
End: 28 June 2019
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 09 May 2019 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2850
VAT is not included in the course fee
- Conduct laboratory techniques used for basic limnological studies. Specifically, you will be able to measure physical-chemical properties, chlorophyll a concentration in seston and periphyton and calculate primary production and respiration.
- Critically analyze scientific literature, including interpretation of data in graphs and tables, and evaluation of methodology and conclusions.
- Develop your own research question and specific objectives designed to answer it.
- Analyze data using either statistical or modeling techniques to answer your research question.
- Develop writing skills in the format of a scientific article that presents your research question, the data supporting it, and a discussion of your results, including a review of relevant literature.
- Communicate in verbal scientific discourse: articulate problems, data interpretation, and conclusions in presentations and informal discussions.
An experimental set-up will be used as a case to analyse the effects of eutrophication and to familiarise participants with techniques that are common in ecological research.
Ample attention will be paid to the development of a critical scientific approach, including study design, statistical analysis and data presentation.In a fieldwork study, hydrological, chemical and biological measurements will be integrated into an overall evaluation of the water quality in a river catchment. Modelling tools will be applied in an exercise to evaluate the effects of eutrophication, in a shallow lake and the potentials for restoration, including a cost-benefit analysis.