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Biodiversity in cultural landscapes: Mazury

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Course ID: 1400-4EU-BiCLM Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.1 / (0511) Biology
Course title: Biodiversity in cultural landscapes: Mazury Name in Polish: Biodiversity in cultural landscapes: Mazury
Organizational unit: Faculty of Biology
Course groups: Elective subjects
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 3.00
Language: English
Prerequisites (description):

(in Polish) Completion of "Biodiversity around the corner" (1400-4EU-BAC) gives priority to join this course


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Mode:

Field classes

Short description:

This course is part of a 4EU+ educational project in cooperation with University Sorbonne and Charles University.

This course is a practical follow-up to the “Biodiversity around the corner” (1400-4EU-BAC) course realized from February to May. This intensive 5 and a half-day field course is provided as a context-based project where students use their knowledge and apply methodologies learnt before. Students engage in the entire research process – asking questions, study design, fieldwork, results analysis and sharing – and in a cross-disciplinary dialogue. Students choose a problem to solve, demanding surpassing a single discipline perspective. They need to place diversity of organisms - including individual- or community-level functional traits - in the spatial context of cultural landscape mosaics, social perception and local demographics. Lakes will be the focus ecosystems, studied along existing environmental and cultural gradients.

Full description:

This course is part of the “ABC in Biodiversity” educational path realized as a 4EU+ educational project in cooperation with University Sorbonne and Charles University.

This course is a practical follow-up to the “Biodiversity around the corner” (1400-4EU-BAC) course realized from February to May. This intensive 5 and a half-day field course is provided as a context-based project where students use their knowledge and apply methodologies learnt before. Students engage in the entire research process – asking questions, study design, fieldwork, results analysis and sharing – and in a cross-disciplinary dialogue. Students choose a problem to solve, demanding surpassing a single discipline perspective. They need to place diversity of organisms - including individual- or community-level functional traits - in the spatial context of cultural landscape mosaics, social perception and local demographics. Lakes will be the focus ecosystems, studied along existing environmental and cultural gradients. Projects may focus on functional, aquatic plants or invertebrate species, ecosystem or landscape diversity.

The field course will take place May 22-27, 2022, at the Hydrobiological Station UW, Pilchy, and will include:

- day 0: evening organization meeting

- day 1: lectures, seminars, brainstorming, questions, method preparation

- day 2: field measurements, observations and sample collection – two groups: group 1 on a full-day boat cruise along the Great Masurian Lakes, group 2 on site

- day 3: field measurements, observations and sample collection – two groups: group 1 on site, group 2 on a full-day boat cruise along the Great Masurian Lakes

- day 4: collected data analyses, reports preparation, discussions

- day 5: mini-conference: presentations and discussions, results external dissemination.

Travel costs, from Paris/Prague/Warsaw, depending which is your home university, and accommodation from 22 to 28 of May 2022 in Pilchy are covered by 4EU+ funds.

Students who complete “Biodiversity around the corner” (1400-4EU-BAC) and master students are given priority to join this course.

Bibliography:

Research articles and other materials selected by the teachers - depending on the detailed aims of the projects set during introductory discussions.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge: knows the factors influencing the state of lake biodiversity (K_W02, P2A_W03); knows modern techniques used in the assessment of the state and methods of lake biodiversity monitoring (K_W03, P2A_W05); knows the terminology and methods (and research and measurement devices) used in the field of lake biodiversity assessment (K_W04, P2A_W07); knows the principles of research planning and modern techniques of collecting data (K_W06, P2A_W07);

Skills: applies statistical methods and tools to analysis of lake biodiversity data (K_U01, P2A_U05); plans and defines a research goal and plan and carries out its implementation (K_U05P2A_U04); collects and interprets data on lake biodiversity and its perception by recreationists (K_U10, P2A_U06); determines the current state of selected elements of lake biodiversity on the basis of provided data and own observations (K_U08, P2A_U03, P2A_U07); proposes an appropriate method of lake biodiversity monitoring (K_U17, P2A_U05); collects and interprets empirical biological and social data (K_U10, P2A_U06); writes and presents a scientific or outreach report on the basis of own research (K_U11, P2A_U09)

Competences: understands the need for constant updating of knowledge on lake biodiversity, its spatial dimension and societal implications (K_K05, P2A_K01); demonstrates the ability and ability to work in a team (K_K10, P2A_K02).

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

The following will be assessed: - Activity during discussions, fieldwork, and involvement in project realization, - Written and oral presentations of the results of the research conducted during the classes.

Classes in period "Summer semester 2021/22" (past)

Time span: 2022-02-21 - 2022-06-15
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Type of class: Field course, 45 hours more information
Coordinators: Marta Derek, Sylwia Kulczyk, Barbara Pietrzak
Group instructors: Marta Derek, Sylwia Kulczyk, Barbara Pietrzak
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Examination: Examination
Course dedicated to a programme:

4EU+Courses

Notes:

Field course is scheduled from 22 to 27 may of 2022

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