The University of Algarve and the UNESCO -International Centre for Coastal Ecohydrology
SUMMER COURSE on Ecohydrology, from 22 of July until 04 of August 2012. Find out more information HERE.
The Summer Course in Ecohydrology: from river to coast, aims to provide the understanding of the main ecological and hydrological processes occurring at the river basin, from upstream to downstream, how these processes are affected by human activities and climate change, how they interact in time and space, and how they can be managed. Therefore, the course is organized in 4 modules: 1 – Introduction to Ecohydrology; 2 – Freshwater ecohydrology and river restoration; 3 – Dynamics of River-coast interactions; and 4 – Management of River-Coast systems.
Location / VENUE
The course will be held in different locations in Portugal, accompanying the river-coast gradient. Classes and field trips will be held at the Alqueva dam and Guadiana River, at the Guadiana estuary and at the adjacent coastal zone. Students will be observing, in loco, the characteristics of different aquatic ecosystems, discuss the problems and solutions.
The Course will have a duration of 12 days, uninterruptedly. Classes will start the 23rd of July and will end the 3rd of August. Accommodation for students is organized from the 22nd July (arrival date) until the 4th of August (departure date)