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Cursus: GEO2-2131
GEO2-2131
Ecohydrology
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO2-2131
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Sustainable Development;
Contactpersoondr. J. van Dijk
E-mailj.vandijk2@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. H.J. de Boer
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. J. van Dijk
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
Gastdocent(en) / Guest lecturer(s)
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
4  (22-04-2019 t/m 12-07-2019)
Aanvangsblok
4
TimeslotAC: Zie 'Help'
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingThis course is only participable for GSS-students. MNW students should register for GEO3-2131 (for exceptions see below)
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 28-01-2019 08:00 t/m 24-02-2019 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 01-04-2019 08:00 t/m 02-04-2019 23:59
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
After completion of this course, the student:
  • understands the processes and mechanisms governing the interaction between biota and the hydrological cycle at different scales;
  • understands how this knowledge can be applied in the practice of restoration ecology and studies of global change;
  • has knowledge of how to collect meaningful ecohydrological data in the field.
Inhoud
The discipline of ecohydrology has been defined in many ways. The common denominator in these definitions, however, is that the discipline of ecohydrology studies the interactions between biota (including humans) and the hydrological cycle. The spatial scale of study ranges from the cellular level of plant stomata to the global scale.
The ecohydrology course focuses on the processes and mechanisms that govern the interaction between biota and the hydrological cycle and that operate over this large variety of scales. The outline of the course can be divided in three parts, following the different scales at which processes are studied.

The major part of the course deals with processes that operate on the local scale. It addresses interactions of individual plants and plant communities with their abiotic environment, including ground- and surface water regimes and biogeochemistry, and how knowledge of these interactions can be integrated and scaled up to study processes at the catchment scale. On a practical level, we will look at how knowledge of these interactions can be applied to conserve or restore water-dependent vegetation and habitats at the local level.
Additionally, the course will address soil-plant-atmosphere interactions on the global scale, focusing on the interactions between ecosystems or biomes and the global hydrological cycle and climate. 

This course is the entry requirement for:
  • Bachelor's thesis GSS, track WCE (GEO3-2422)
Ingangseisen
Je moet ingeschreven staan voor één van de volgende opleidingen:
- Global Sustainability Science
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Milieu-natuurwetenschappen
Voorkennis
• Elementary knowledge of chemical, ecological, hydrological and climatological processes. Bachelor students from Earth Sciences, Environmental Science or Biology will probably meet these criteria. If in doubt, please contact the coordinator.
• Students Liberal Arts and Sciences must be registered for the major Water, Climate and Ecosystems.
• This course is also available to students registered for the minor Water, Climate and ecosystems.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Processen in milieucompartimenten (GEO1-2141) or GSS-Natural Processes (GEO1-2412)

Please Note: This course is also available to students registered for Milieu-natuurwetenschappen but only if Ecohydrology at level 3 (GEO3-2131) has been followed but has not been passed.
Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Literatuur
We’ll be using a course reader, handouts and chapters from the following e-book:
Literatuur
Baird, A.J. and Wilby, R.L. (1999). Eco-hydrology. Plants and water in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Routledge, London, which is available on the UU library website for UU students as an e-book.
Werkvormen
Computer practicals

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Computer tutorials (including reports) will be done in groups of two students.

Field work

Lectures

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
You are expected to be prepared for lectures by having read the appropriate book chapters or handouts.

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
See study guide

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Bestuderen en analyseren van informatie
Gebruiken van informatie- en communicatietechnologie ('computer literacy')
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Voorbereiden / opzetten van onderzoek
Materiaal / data verzamelen / produceren
Materiaal / data analyseren en verwerken
Rapporteren over onderzoek - schriftelijk

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