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Jukka Jokela: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Jukka Jokela
FieldAquatische Ökologie
Address
Institut für Integrative Biologie
ETH Zürich, SOL B 9.1
Sonneggstrasse 33
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 75 81
E-mailjokela@env.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.ae.ethz.ch
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
701-0017-00LEAWAG PhD Skills Seminar
Does not take place this semester.
2 credits2SJ. Jokela, J. Hering
AbstractPurpose is to discuss and teach the professional skills that are needed in science (or future career in science). Course consists of lectures and practical sessions. Course is organized by Eawag scientists.
ObjectivePurpose is to discuss and teach the professional skills that are needed in science (or future career in science). Course consists of lectures and practical sessions.
ContentLectures and exercises in:
Project management
Application of research grants
Scientific publishing
Reviewing
Writing papers
Applying jobs
Job interviews
701-0265-00LEcology and Evolution
Information for UZH students:
Enrolment to this course unit only possible at ETH. No enrolment to module BIO608 at UZH.
Please mind the ETH enrolment deadlines for UZH students: Link
1 credit2SE. Postma, J. Jokela
AbstractA course dedicated to the reading and discussion of the relevant literature. The actual list of theme papers will be proposed anew for every year. Students then choose a topic and prepare themselves for a general discussion with their colleagues and peers. In the process, current and controversial topics will be discussed and studied.
ObjectiveTo become proficient in reading scientific literature, to understand how to look at publications, to understand them and to be able to put them in context. The course also trains the skills needed for the presentation of scientific contributions and the ability to put things into a broader context. Training in how to participate in a scientific discussion, how to make an argument and how to listen to arguments of others.
ContentAll topics focus on themes from ecology and evolution, notably so on studies on adaptation of organisms, their evolutionary history, or on questions of current methodology.
Lecture notesnone
LiteratureThe actual content, i.e. the theme papers, will be determined and allocated to the participants at the start of the course each year.
Prerequisites / NoticeTakes place at Uni Irchel. Please refer to notes on board or ask secretary Mrs. Rita Jenny (Rita.Jenny@env.etzhz.ch).


Requirements: Knowledge of ecology and evolution, e.g., lectures during basic and advanced study period. The course is meant for advanced and PhD students.
701-1437-01LPractical Course Macroinvertebrates2 credits2PJ. Jokela
AbstractThis course gives an overview of the typical aquatic macroinvertebrate groups in Switzerland. Beside a theoretical background on the different groups the focus is laid on the determination of the most important species groups and their indentification traits, also using identification keys. Practical experience in benthic sampling techniques is collected during an excursion.
ObjectiveDuring this course you will get an overview of the typical aquatic macroinvertebrates in Switzerland and the common sampling techniques. After this course you will be able to identify the most important aquatic species groups at the level of order/family and know the most important identification traits. You will also be able to use identification literature commonly used in Switzerland.
During an excursion, you will apply the theoretical identification knowledge to field situations.
ContentThe taxonomic part will cover macroinvertebrates (e.g. Crustacean, aquatic insects). The goal is to get to know the most common aquatic taxa in Switzerland, to identify them with commonly used identification literature, and to get an idea how these organisms are used in research and practice. (language: German, translation of the most important things during the course possible)
The field excursion takes place Tuesday 25.10.2016.
Lecture notesCourse notes and power point presentations provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe maximal participating number of students is 8 from D-USYS and 14 from D-BIOL. In case of too many students, those that simultaneously participate in the courses "701-1437-00 Limnoecology" and "701-1437-02 Bestimmungskurs aquatische Mikroinvertebraten und Kryptogamen" are given priority. Sign in until 15.9.2016, free places will be distributed 16.9.2016.

The field excursion takes place Tuesday afternoon 25.10.2016 from 13-17.
701-1437-02LPractical Course Microinvertebrates and Cryptogames2 credits2PJ. Jokela
AbstractThis course gives an overview of the typical aquatic microinvertebrate groups and cryptogames in Switzerland. Beside a theoretical background of the different groups the focus is laid on the recognition of the most important species groups and their indentification traits. Practical experience is collected during an excursion.
ObjectiveDuring this course you will get an overview of the typical aquatic microinvertebrates and algae in Switzerland. After this course you will know the most important aquatic species groups and the most important identification traits.
You will apply the theoretical knowledge during an excursion.
ContentThe taxonomic part will cover microinvertebrates and cryptogams. The goal is to get to know the most common aquatic taxa in Switzerland, to identify them and to get an idea how these organisms are used in research and practice. (language: German, translation of the most important things during the course possible)

The excursion takes place Thursday 13.10.2016 from 13-17.
Lecture notesCourse notes and power point presentations provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe maximal participating number of students is 8 from D-USYS and 14 from D-BIOL. In case of too many students, those that simultaneously participate in the courses "701-1437-00 Limnoecology" and "701-1437-01 Bestimmungskurs aquatischer Makroinvertebraten" are given priority. Sign in until 15.9.2016, free places will be distributed 16.9.2016.

The field excursion takes place Thursday afternoon 13.10.2016 from 13-17.
701-1460-00LEcology and Evolution: Term Paper Restricted registration - show details 5 credits11AT. Städler, S. Bonhoeffer, A. Hall, J. Jokela, J. Levine, G. Velicer, A. Widmer
AbstractIndividual writing of an essay-type review paper about a specialized topic in the field of ecology and evolution, based on substantial reading of original literature and discussions with a senior scientist.
Objective- Students acquire a thorough knowledge on a topic in which they are particularly interested
- They learn to assess the relevance of original literature and synthesize information
- They make the experience of becoming "experts" on a topic and develop their own perspective
- They practise academic writing according to professional standards in English
ContentTopics for the essays are proposed by the professors and lecturers of the major in Ecology and Evolution at a joint meeting at the beginning of the semester (the date will be communicated by e-mail to registered students).
Students will:
- choose a topic
- search and read appropriate literature
- develop a personal view on the topic and structure their arguments
- prepare figures and tables to represent ideas or illustrate them with examples
- write a clear, logical and well-structured text
- refine the text and present the paper according to professional standards

In all steps, they will benefit from the advice and detailed feedback given by a senior scientist acting as personal tutor of the student.
Lecture notesReading of articles in scientific journals
701-1471-00LEcological Parasitology Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.

Enrollment is limited to Master students of the study programme Environmental Sciences majoring Ecology and Evolution and to Master students of the study programme Biology majoring Ecology and Evolution (Elective Compulsory Master Courses), time of enrolment is decisive.
It is possible to enroll until September 12. The registration will only be effective once confirmed.
3 credits1V + 1PO. E. Seppälä, H. Hartikainen, J. Jokela
AbstractCourse focuses on the ecology and evolution of macroparasites and their hosts. Through lectures and practical work, students learn about diversity and natural history of parasites, adaptations of parasites, ecology of host-parasite interactions, applied parasitology, and human macroparasites in the modern world.
Objective1. Identify common macroparasites in aquatic organisms.
2. Understand ecological and evolutionary processes in host-parasite interactions.
3. Conduct parasitological research.
ContentLectures:
1. Diversity and natural history of parasites (i.e. systematic groups and life-cycles).
2. Adaptations of parasites (e.g. evolution of life-cycles, host manipulation).
3. Ecology of host-parasite interactions (e.g. parasite communities, effects of environmental changes).
4. Applied parasitology (e.g. aquaculture and fisheries).
5. Human macroparasites (schistosomiasis, malaria).

Practical exercises:
1. Examination of parasites in fish (identification of species and description of parasite communities).
2. Examination of parasites in molluscs (identification and examination of host exploitation strategies).
3. Examination of parasites in amphipods (identification and examination of effects on hosts).
701-2437-01LLimnoecology (incl. two Practical Courses)12 credits10G + 4PJ. Jokela, P. Spaak, F. Altermatt, T. Gonser, K. J. Räsänen, C. T. Robinson
AbstractThis course combines Limnology (the study of inland waters in its broad sense) with ecological and evolutionary concepts. It deals with rivers, groundwater and lakes.
This course contains a lecture part, an experimental part, two determination courses (aquatic invertebrates and algae) as well as excursions.
ObjectiveDuring this course you will get an overview of the world's typical continental aquatic ecosystems. After this course you will be able to understand how aquatic organisms have adapted to their habitat, and how the interactions (e.g. food web) between organisms work.
During the experimental part of this course you will learn the principles of doing research to observe interrelations in aquatic ecosystems. You will measure and interpret biological and physical data (e.g. during experiments, field work) and present the collected knowledge.
After this course you will know the most important aquatic species groups (macroinvertebrates, microinvertebrates and cryptogames) in Switzerland and the most important identification traits.
ContentThe course contains a lecture part, an experimental part, two determination courses (aquatic invertebrates and algae) and field excursions.

Lecture:
The lecture part covers ecology and evolution of aquatic organisms in lentic and lotic waters. Topics include: Adaptations, distribution patterns, biotic interactions, and conceptual paradigms in freshwater ecosystems. Important aspects regarding ecosystem metabolism and habitat properties of freshwaters. Applied case studies and experiments testing ecological and evolutionary processes in freshwaters.

Practical part:
The practical part includes excursions to Greifensee, to the river Sense (natural river system) and to the river Töss (groundwater).
Additionally, you will perform in small groups an independent experiment in a research group at Eawag.

The taxonomic part will cover macroinvertebrates (e.g. Crustacean, aquatic insects), microinvertebrates and algae. The goal is to get to know the most common aquatic taxa in Switzerland, to identify them with commonly used identification literature, and to get an idea how these organisms are used in research and practice. (language: German, translation of the most important things during the course possible)
Lecture notesCourse notes and power point presentations provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe maximal participating number of biology students is 14.