222.589 Bio-geomorphological processes
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • To understand the interplay between flow, sediments and biota that create river shape, morphology and support ecological functions
  • To identify the main ecological functions of fluvial systems
  • To assess the ecological status of a river based on biotic and abiotic parameters

Subject of course

  1. Introduction: relevance, examples and summary of required pre-knowledge
  2. Review of open channel flow hydraulics, extended concepts for rivers
  3. Review of Sediment Transport: sources and fate of sediments
  4. Review of Transport and Mixing Processes: Basics of water quality and reactive modelling
  5. Fluvial Geomorphology 1: River planform and cross-sectional shapes
  6. Fluvial Geomorphology 2: River Morphodynamics
  7. Fluvial Geomorphology Exercise: Assessment of the morphologic status of a river, case-studies
  8. Fluvial Biogeomorphology and Ecological Functions 1: Longitudinal, lateral and vertical connectivity of rivers
  9. Fluvial Biogeomorphology and Ecological Functions 2: Vegetation as key component in rivers
  10. Fluvial Biogeomorphology and Ecological Functions Exercise: Assessment of the ecologic status of a river, case-studies
  11. Guest Lecture 1: to be specified (planned: case studies of a larger river system)
  12. Guest Lecture 2:  to be specified (planned: current research in biogeomorphology)

Teaching methods

Hybrid: Classroom lecture (Online Zoom lectures in case of Covid-19 related restrictions), self-study and online:

  • Lecture, calculation of examples, discussion of projects, guest lectures
  • The lectures are made available as ppt slides including comments (transcript of the oral text).

Mode of examination

Oral

Additional information

The lecture ppt slides are made available with comments in the associated TUWEL course. The slides are therefore the only necessary course documents (no script).


Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon14:00 - 16:0017.10.2022 - 23.01.2023Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Bio-geomorphological processes - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon17.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon24.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon31.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon07.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon14.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon21.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon28.11.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon05.12.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon12.12.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon19.12.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon09.01.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon16.01.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung
Mon23.01.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Oral examination based on a technical discussion with examples of rivers (photos, data) and analysis of the processes. Examination in either German or English.

COVID 19:

If access to Karlsplatz is not yet possible, the oral exam will be held in an individual ZOOM meeting. Dates for this can be selected and entered independently in the TUWEL.


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2022 12:00 12.10.2022 12:00 12.10.2022 12:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 566 Environmental Engineering

Literature

Es gibt vorerst kein Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung.

Previous knowledge

Successful completion of the lectures (VO) Technical Hydraulics (222.564) and Mixing and Transport Processes (222.586) is higly recommended.


Preceding courses

Continuative courses

Language

English