Field Work in Physical Geography
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Loodusgeograafia komplekspraktika
Course title in English
Field Work in Physical Geography
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To support the development of skills for conducting field works and field experiments.
To create prerequisites for the development of skills to formulate a research report.
Brief description of the course
In the midle of June a 5 days long field practice takes place, where the students can apply most of the previously learned (MLG6060 methods: measurements of distance, height and area in nature and on maps. Surveying. Simple mapping and orienteering. Measuring parameters of water bodies: dimensions, area, depth, volume. Movement of water through the landscape.Temperature an oxygen regime, water transparency and colour. Sample collection methods and devices for sediments in water bodies. Describing and dating sediments. Biological, lithological and chemical analysis of sediments. Mires: vegetation, microrelief, hydrological regime. Peat: growth, decomposition rate, botanical and chemical composition. Landscape transect.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has ability to analyse research data and formulate it as a report;
- has ability to position oneself in space and to solve the posed problems spatially.
Reimo Rivis