Capability Profile

Limnology        Taxonomy        Expert opinion        Teaching activities

Ecological investigation of stagnant (lakes, ponds) and running waters (rivers, brooks), reservoirs, ground water and aquatic biotopes.
Biological examinations (taxonomy, occurrence, distribution, auto-ecology) of aquatic organisms with emphasis on zooplankton, meio- and macro-zoobenthos, phytoplankton and phytobenthos.
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Identification of invertebrate animals from inland water with emphasis on Central Europe and the Neotropical zone.
Macrofauna: oligochaete worms (Annelida: Oligochaeta), macrozoobenthos (Screening-method).
Meiofauna: copepods (Copepoda), ostracodes (Ostracoda).
Water fleas (Branchiopoda Cladocera), rotifers (Rotatoria: Monogononta and Bdelloida).
Algae: phytoplankton and phytobenthos.
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Expert opinion

• Expert opinion activities in the field of aquatic ecology (stagnant and running waters)
• Examination of water quality (using physical, chemical and biological parameters), indicator organisms
• Ecological consultation about aquatic ecosystems
• Monitoring and improvement of water quality
• Measurements of restoration
• Ecological concepts
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Teaching activities

General ecology of inland waters, applied limnology, limnology of high mountain lakes and of template and tropical aquatic ecosystems.
Special courses on biology, taxonomy and auto-ecology of aquatic animal groups-
Microcrustaceans: Copepoda (copepods), Cladocera (water fleas), Ostracoda (ostracodes), Rotatoria (rotifers) and Annelida: Oligochaeta (oligochete worms).
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