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Course Unit Title : Limnological Analysis
Course Unit Code : 01STB5151
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants : ---
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : It was given in general program outcomes section
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : It was given in weekly program shedule in detail.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : To give and develop skills for technical staff for Limnological analysis and evaluation of the results.
Course Aims : In the context of this course the charactersitics of inland waters that is important both for fisheries and aquaculture will be analysed.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Wetzel, R., Likens, G.E., 2000, Limnological Analysis (3rd ed) Springer Verlag 449 p.
Additional Resources : Special maps of the rivers and lakes (morphometric, bathimetric)
Material Sharing
Documents : Research papers, project reports on certain water bodies, lakes and rivers ( Turkis and English)
Assignments : Each student should perform a study on a lake or river. He/she should gather information on the water bodies, the research that conducted on the lake/river, limnological analysis on the lake and its managemenet. Based this activity the student should prepare a presentation and give to class auidience.
Exams : Mid term and final exams
Additional Material : Student will conduct water anaylsis and physical and biological analysis in the field. One water body will be choosen and investigate in the course.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 3 42  
Homeworks :
1 10 10  
Presentation :
1 15 15  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
14 3 42  
Field Study :
2 4 8  
Visas :
1 10 10  
Finals :
1 15 15  
Workload Hour (30) :
Total Work Charge / Hour :
Course's ECTS Credit :
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 60
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
0 0
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
1 40
Field study :
0 0
The ratio of the term to success :
The ratio of final to success :
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 The science of limnology: aims and scope, development and present staus, İmportance aims and using fields of limnological analyses.
  Study Materials: no
2 Lake basin and lake characteristics, morphometry, bathymetry, lake models
  Study Materials: investigation of lake and basin maps
3 Ligth, temperaturei turbidity changes and measurements, heat budgets of lakes
  Study Materials: Gathering light and turbidity values
4 Morphology, cahnges and flow regimes in running water bodies.
  Study Materials: Excursion to a lake/river
5 Dissolved Oxgen dynamisc in lakes and rivers
  Study Materials: no
6 Inorganic carbon system and nutritive elements in lakes and rivers
  Study Materials: no
7 organic matter composition, forming and effects
  Study Materials: no
8 Composition, analysis and biomass changes of phtoplankton
  Study Materials: Sampling and investigation of phtytoplankton
9 Zooplankton sampling and analysis
  Study Materials: Sampling and investigation of zooplankton
10 benthic animals and their analysisi
  Study Materials: no
11 Biotic interactions in lakes: production consuptionnand their measurement.
  Study Materials: no
12 Investigation fish communities and other vertebreates in lakes/rivers
  Study Materials: Fish sampling
13 Littoral zone anlysis, diel changes in rivers and lakes, special lake types
  Study Materials: Lake investigation
14 The effects of Human impacts and pollution to lakes/rivers
  Study Materials: Wastewater plant investiation