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300202 UE Biodiversity of marine coastal habitats (2018S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

The lecture "Meereskunde" (Prof. Herndl, 300496) in the winter semester is strongly recommended.


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


max. 12 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Deutsch, Englisch



preparatory meeting: Mo 5.3., 16:00, Übungsraum 3, Zoologie, UZA1, Althanstr. 14, 1090 Wien
preparatory lecture: Mo 16:00 - 18:00, 23.4.-25.6., Seminarraum 3, UZA1, Althanstr. 14, 1090 Wien
course: 2. - 14. 7. 2018


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course takes place during two weeks in Rovinj, Croatia, at the marine station of the Ruder Boscovic Institute, where a diversity of marine habitats is easily accessible.

In a preparatory lecture starting on 23. 4. 2018, Monday 16:00 - 18:00, students obtain basic knowledge in hydrography and ecology of marine mediterranean habitats. They are familiar with the most important organisms, their roles in their ecosystems, and their identification.

In Rovinj, each day is dedicated to various aspects of marine habitats. After an introductory lecture, field work is usually organised in groups examining different aspects of the habitat. The organisms are collected by snorkelling and preliminarily identified in the field. Afternoons are dedicated to specimens identification in the lab. In addition to the marine biological question, morphological and functional issues of these organisms are of importance. The information gathered in the field and the lab is summarized by short oral presentations by the students. The list of habitats and topics treated includes plankton, fishes, the intertidal areas, sublitoral rocky, sandy and mud bottoms, secondary hard bottoms, interstitial fauna, algae and sea grass meadows, and marine caves.
The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the most common and characteristic marine organisms of the various habitats, their ecological significance and their morphological features.

Contribution to bench fees and ship rental: ¤ 50.
Travel and accomodation (individually organised): ¤ 300 - 500

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment of performance is based on active participation, oral presentation, written exam, oral exam.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Maximum of points to be earned: 80. 45 pts are required to pass the course.

Distribution of pts:
active participation: 20; oral presentation: 20; oral exam: 20; written exam: 20.

00-44 pts: 5
45-53 pts: 4
54-62 pts: 3
63-71 pts: 2
72-80 pts: 1


Contents of the preparatory lecture and the course; recognition and correct naming of the most important organisms.


R. Riedl: Fauna und Flora des Mittelmeer

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MEC-6, MZO W-8, MBO 7, LA-FW

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:43