Universität Wien FIND

280170 VU MA-ERD-W-1.1 Historische Ökologie von Mollusken (PI) (2020W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


Sprache: Deutsch



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max. 16 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The student will learn about the use of molluscs and their shells in reconstructing the recent history of marine ecosystems with a particular focus on the use of death assemblages and museum collections. The lectures include theoretical concepts on taphonomy and paleoecology functional to historical ecology as well as data analysis in R.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The evaluation includes the assessment of proficiency during the course as well as a written report at the end.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab


Course slides and recommended scientific literature.


Kidwell SM (2013) Time-averaging and fidelity of modern death assemblages: building a taphonomic foundation for conservation palaeobiology. Palaeontology 56: 487–522. https://doi.org/10.1111/pala.12042
Kidwell SM (2015) Biology in the Anthropocene: Challenges and insights from young fossil records. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 4922–4929. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1403660112
Dietl GP, Kidwell SM, Brenner M, Burney DA, Flessa KW, Jackson ST, Koch PL (2015) Conservation paleobiology: Leveraging knowledge of the past to inform conservation and restoration. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 43: 79–103. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-earth-040610-133349

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Di 17.11.2020 14:08