Εργαστήριο Ζωολογίας, Τμήμα Βιολογίας, Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών Α.Π.Θ.

The Program.

IP PROGRAM

29.04.2002 – 17.05.2002

Intensive Programme

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Quality of Running and Drinking Waters in Europe (rivers near Innsbruck and Lech river)

29.04.2002 – 06.05.2002

University part

  • The purpose of the IP
  • Macrophytes, fishes and invertebrates in running waters
  • Saprobic index
  • Habitat survey in Austria
  • WFD
  • Field work (Abiotic and biotic conditions and human impact on rivers)

Füreder Leo and colleagues (University Innsbruck)

01.05.2002 holiday
08.05.2002 – 18.05.2002 Lechtal part with foreign professors
08.05.2002 Arrival of the staff of contributing Universities
09.05.2002

Environment Agency (Ian Humpheryes)

  • River Habitat Survey in UK
  • River basin and land uses
  • Redictive models

Field work at the river Lech for physiochemical parameters and sampling of macroinvertebrates and periphyton

  • Physiochemical parameters of running waters (flow, discharge, altitude, distance from source, pH, temperature, alkalinity, hardness, conductivity, TDS, O2 BOD and nutrients (NO3, NO2, NH4, P-PO4)

Gallego Angela/Canterbury

10.05.2002
  • River Bank Filtration
    Dakos Vasilis/Berlin
  • European biotic indices
    Lazaridou Maria/Thessaloniki
  • The use of periphyton in biomonitoring of freshwater
    Dussart George/Canterbury
  • River Vegetetion
    Weber Josef/Innsbruck
  • 1h identification of periphyton
    Laboratory work with Dussart George
  • 1h Calculations of different European indices
    Laboratory work with Daguzan Jacques and Lazaridou Maria
  • 2h Statistical analysis
    Laboratory work with Lazaridou Maria
11.05.2002
  • Human impact on the running waters in Britany
    Daguzan Jacques/Rennes
  • Bioaccumulation. Pollution by toxic compounds
    Biomarkers for early detection of pollution effects
    Ibon Cancio/Bilbao
  • Plancton in large rivers
    Ecological and ecotoxicological importance
    Celia Justo/Liege

in the evening

  • Laboratory work on statistics and identifications
12.05.2002
  • Biodiversity in rivers
    Hobohm Carsten/Lüneburg
  • Nature conservation
    Hellden Gustav/Kristianstad
13.05.2002

Visit of a hydropower station

  • Hydropower development
  • Restoration of rivers and cleanup programs
  • Drinking water – Treatment

Weber Josef/Innsbruck

14.05.2002 – 15.05.2002

Working in groups in four different riverine systems (Muhlbach, Scheidbach, Lech river, Streimbach)

And three different topics.

topic A
hydromorphology, habitat

Responsible: Ian Humphereys (Env. Agency), M. Lazaridou (Gr), G. Dussart (G.B.), J. Daguzan (Fr), J. Weber (Au)

topic B
abiotic and biotic conditions

Responsible: A. Gallego (G.B.), Joaquim-Justo Celia/Bruxelles, Cancio Ibon/Bilbao

topic C
Quantitative, Qualitative sampling/ European Biotic indices and scores

Responsible: M. Lazaridou (Gr), G. Dussart (G.B.), Hobohm Carsten/Lüneburg, Canard Alain/Rennes, Hellden Gustav/Kristianstad

Muhlbach, Scheidbach group 1
fieldcourse
topic A
group 2
fieldcourse
topic B
group 3
fieldcourse
topic C
Lech River group 2
fieldcourse
topic A
group 3
fieldcourse
topic B
group 1
fieldcourse
topic C
Streimbach group 3
fieldcourse
topic A
group 1
fieldcourse
topic B
group 2
fieldcourse
topic C
15.05.2002 Identification and analysis of results
16.05.2002 Analysis of data
17.05.2002

Presentations and IP Evaluation

  • Presentation of reports
  • Evaluation and Assessment

In the afternoon

  • Presentation of results to the local Community
18.05.2002 Departure
18.05.2002 – 21.05.2002 Whitsun holidays
22.05.2002 – 01.06.2002

Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology II

Impact of road pollution (heavy metal) on Invertebrates
Working on a project on three different places:
A – beside the Inntal-Brenner transit route
B – mining place Brixlegg
C – city Innsbruck
and the final report
Dallinger Reinhard (University Innsbruck)

03.06.2002 – 07.06.2002

Climate house Patscherkofel: Biodiversity and Sustainable Development of high mountain forests and meadows III

Life under stress. How do organisms cope with the elevated stress in high alpine environments. Plants in the higher mountains as bioindicators for climate change
Fieldcourse and Labwork in four groups
Cornelius Lütz, Manfred Havranek, Gert Wieser, Gilbert Neuner, Stefan Smidt (University and Federal Forest Research Center)

10.06.2002 – 14.06.2002

Physical forces in alpine environment IV

Geological processes in the higher mountains after the ice period
Krainer KarlExcursions

  • Geological processes after the ice period
    Krainer Karl – Ötztal
  • Night sampling of Lepidopteras Münstertal – Obervinschgau – Italy / Südtirol
    Tarmann Gerhard
16.06.2002 Presentations and reports
Assessment of the European Class
17.06.2002 Evaluation of the European Class
Final party
18.06.2002 Departure
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