Taught in 2nd year Bachelor in chemistry - Main Subject: Environmental Protection
Theory [A] 24.0
Exercises [B] 12.0
Training and projects [C] 0.0
Studytime [D] 120.0
Studypoints [E] 4
Level specialized
Credit contract? Access denied
Examination contract? Unrestricted access
Language of instruction Dutch
Lecturer Leo Nollet
Reference TCCHCM02A00012
Key words
biology, aquatic ecology, plankton, water quality, macroinvertebrates, biotic index, trophy, saproby, periphyton

Gain an insight in
- in the biology of plant and animal water life;
- in the theoretical and practical aspects of the different methods of biological water analysis
- in the relationship between physical, chemical and biological parameters in water
- in the theoretical and practical aspects of water quality determination in periphyton and benthos by studying macroinvertebrates

- physical and chemical parameters of waterlife;
- discussion of the diversity of water animals;
- an overview of the waterflora;
- methods for analysis of the water quality;
- various ecosystems in water;
- trophic degree;
- saproby indices;
- sampling methods;
- determinations of organisms;
- statistical analysis of results.

No specific prerequisites

Final Objectives
- being able to analyse information
- critical evaluation of general information on aquatic ecology
- creativity and communication ability by making reports
- teamworking

Materials used
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Waterbiologie, L. Nollet, 1998, 100 pag.
Macro-invertebraten en waterkwaliteit, N. De Pauw en R. Vannevel, Stichting Leefmilieu, Antwerpen, 1990

Das Leben in Wassertropfen, H. Streble en D. Krauter, Franckh-Kosmos, 1988
Waterplanten en waterkwaliteit, F. Bloemendaal en J. Roelofs, Stichting Uitgeverij Koninklijke Nederlands Natuurhistorische Vereniging, 1988
Freshwater Ecology, Gerry Closs, Barbara Downes, Andrew Boulton, Blackwell Publishing, 2003

Study costs
+/- 20 euro

Study guidance
Students contact the professor if necessary.

Teaching Methods

Practical exercices
sampling on different places of plankton, periphyton and macroinvertebrates in the neighbourhood of Gent
kwalitative and quantitative analysis with a microscope
evaluation of results with trophy and saproby

Total: 80

Theory: 50
oral examination with written reports

Practical exercices: 30
permanent evaluation
no second assessment

Leo Nollet