ECTS credits: 5 ECTS
Level of course: PhD (Masters and young researchers with strong interest are also welcomed)
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 120 hours in total, including lectures, exercises and assignments, as well as one week of preparatory reading
Capacity limits: unlimited
Objectives of the course:
The course aims to provide participants with:
- updated knowledge of wetland soil characterization and mapping,
- assessment of hydrological dynamics under wetland restoration and rewetting,
- monitoring greenhouse gases emission and biomass utilization,
- understanding of the biogeochemical processes in restored and constructed wetlands,
- performance overview of wetlands for application in the agricultural catchment,
- overview of wetland ecosystems, their applicability, and their limitations.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
- describe wetland soil characteristics
- characterize biogeochemical processes in wetlands,
- describe the impact of wetlands on nutrient cycling in agricultural catchments,
- understand different wetland systems, their applicability and limitations,
- assess hydraulics of restored wetland and constructed wetland systems,
General knowledge of natural wetlands, peatlands, soil, constructed wetlands, polluted water characteristics
Name of lecturers:
- Shubiao Wu, Associate Professor. Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University.
Responsible for wetland biogeochemical processes
- Mogens H. Greve, Professor. Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. Responsible for wetland soil characterization and digital mapping
- Bo V. Iversen, Associate Professor. Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. Responsible for hydrology in wetlands
- Poul Erik Lærke, Senior Researcher, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. Responsible for wetland GHGs emission and biomass production
- Lorenzo Pugliese, Academic employee, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. Responsible for nutrient transport and modeling in wetland soil. He will also supervise lab tracer experiments and filed trips
- Johannes W.M. (Jeroen) Pullens, Assistant Professor, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. Responsible for modelling the impacts of climate change on nutrient cycling in wetlands. He will also supervise measuring and analyzing the greenhouse gas fluxes in fields.
Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, Exercises, Group work, Field work, Final assignment
Classwork - satisfactory participation in the course; Group work and oral presentation. Prior to the course, each participant should prepare a poster addressing their research.
Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Blichers Allé 20, Postboks 50, DK-8830 Tjele
Special comments on this course:
The course fee is 500 Euro.
5–10 September 2022
AU, Campus Foulum, and the agricultural catchment wetlands of Denmark
The deadline for registration is 30 June 2022. Admission information will be sent out no later than 30 July 2022.
Use this link for registration and payment: https://events.au.dk/wetlands2022/signup
If you have any questions, please contact Shubiao Wu, e-mail: email@example.com