Universität Wien

300449 SE Literature seminar on biodiversity and ecosystems (2024S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

An/Abmeldung

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

Details

max. 22 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Preparatory meeting 5th of March 2024, 14:30h seminar room 3.1, UBB, 3rd floor. First seminar is on 8th of April. 2024.

Montag 08.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 22.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 29.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 06.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 13.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 27.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 03.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 10.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 17.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1
Montag 24.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The participants discuss problems of biodiversity and ecosystems research, based on contemporary papers.
The course topics will be visible on moodle from beginning of October 2023 on.
After choosing a topic in the preparatory meeting (4th of Oct), you get in contact with the respective lecturer who will guide you in the next steps. In fact, based on the topic and the one review paper provided, students are asked to search at least 2 more original papers and prepare a hand-out and a well structured presentation. Each seminar will consist of 2 presentations (20-25 minutes each) followed by a discussion.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

1. Students are guided by their chosen topic lecturer. They can ask for help and advice.
2. Each student gets one topic-related review paper and must search for at least two more original articles. Information from the 3 papers in total is presented in the seminar. Presentations shall be 20-25min. In addition, a hand-out page is sent to all participants one day before the seminar.
3. Beginning of the seminar presence of students (attendance list) is checked. One absence is tolerated.
4. The presentation is then discussed with the audience in terms of its scientific content (like with conference talks). All students participate in the discussion. Quiet and passive students will be actively asked by the lecturer to comment.
5. There will be also an anonymous feedback to each speaker related to the presentation style. There will be a form (provided by the lecturer) with about 10 questions (was it clear, messy, number of figures, slides, speed of talking, ...). The audience will fill them during/right after each presentation. At the end forms are collected and provided to the speakers.
6. As a home work, students prepare a summary page containing of (1) a mini summary (5 sentences), and in addition (2) the answers to questions that were not sufficiently addressed in the discussion, plus (3) some future research avenues.
7. The grade is generated as follows: The student gets a grade for (1) Literature search, (2) Hand-out, (3) Presentation, (4) Discussion, (5) Summary page. Finally, the 5 grades are summed up and divided by 5 to result in the final mark.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Following the ductus of the chosen manuscripts, students deal with the methodological aspects of the paper, explain field and laboratory techniques and interprete the data and hypothesis testing. Furthermore, the participants practice the handling of "scientific English" and train presentation and discussion skills.

Prüfungsstoff

(1) Literature search,
(2) Hand-out,
(3) Presentation,
(4) Discussion,
(5) Summary page.

Literatur

Will be provided at the start of the seminar.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MEC-3

Letzte Änderung: Mi 13.03.2024 11:07