Universität Wien FIND

280081 VU MA-ERD-15 Morphology of Functions (PI) (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 20 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The language used is German but will be switched to English if necessary. Presentations are in English.

Inscription to course necessary (https://uspace.univie.ac.at)

Thursday, Oct 03. 13:00 - 17:00: Kriwet: Inferring Function from Form and Structure - an Introduction
Thursday, Oct 10. 13:00 - 17:00: CH & RZ: Plant Functions
Thursday, Oct 17. 13:00 - 17:00: CH & RZ: Plant Functions
Thursday, Oct 24. 13:00 - 17:00: CH & RZ: Plant Functions
Thursday, Oct 31. 13:00 - 17:00: CH & RZ: Plant Functions
Thursday, Nov. 07. 13:00 - 17:00: MZ & JS: Invertebrate Functions: Large foraminifera
Thursday, Nov. 14. 13:00 - 17:00: MZ & JS: Invertebrate Functions: Bivalves
Thursday, Nov. 21. 13:00 - 17:00: MZ & JS: Invertebrate Functions: Brachiopoda
Thursday, Nov. 28. 13:00 - 17:00: MZ & JS: Invertebrate Functions: Echinodermata 1
Thursady, Dec. 05. 13:00 - 17:00: MZ & JS: Invertebrate Functions: Echinodermata 2
Thursady, Dec. 12. 13:00 - 17:00: MZ & JS: Invertebrate Functions: Student presentations
Thursday, Jan. 09. 13:00 - 17:00: JK: Vertebrate Functions: The axial skeleton
Thursday, Jan. 16. 13:00 - 17:00: JK: Vertebrate Functions: The appendicular skeleton
Thursday, Jan. 23. 13:00 - 17:00: JK: Vertebrate Funktions: Feeding in vertebrates
Thursday, Jan. 30. 13:00 - 17:00: JK: Vertebrate Functions: Practicals

Thursday 03.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 10.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 24.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 31.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 07.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 14.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 21.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 28.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 05.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 12.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 09.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 16.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 23.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 30.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Students understand the link between form and function and are able to interpret causalities between bodyplans of organisms and related functionalities. The know the mechanisms and patterns of evolutionary and adaptive processes shaping form and function.

Assessment and permitted materials

Three written examinations after each major topic:
1) Palaeobotany: will be announced (max. 40 points)
2) Invertebrates: will be announced (max. 40 points)
3) Vertebrates: Jan. 31, 2019 (max. 40 points)

The course comprises ‘pi’ and ‘npi’ portions. And will be conducted according to the ‘pi’ rules.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Three continual assessments have to be completed (each 40 points). For dates see above (Contents).

An additional examination will be offered on 28 Feb. 2018 for those who were not able to attend one of the continual assessments due to illness or other important reasons (need to be proved), or to compensate for a negative continual assessment. Please check for conflicts with other continual assessments.

The course is successfully completed if each continual assessment is passed with at least 21 points. Grading is proportional to the sum of achieved points from all three continual assessments (at least 62 points).

Unjustified absence during a continual assessments is evaluated each with 0 points. Only in exceptional cases, a separate alternate date for a failed continual assessment is possible.

General attendance is obligatory on the first day of the course. Registered and on the first day unfounded absent persons are permanently excluded from the course.

Examination topics

Content of lectures and exercises.

Reading list

Further reading for part "Vertebrata":
1) Dutta, H.M. & Datta Munshi, J.S. (eds) 2000. Vertebrate Functional Morphology: Horizon of Research in the 21st Century. - Science publishers, 487 pages.
2) Kardong. K. 2015. Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution. - McGraw Hill Higher Education, 794 pages.
3) Liem; K.F., Bemis; W., Walker, W. & Grande, L. 2000. Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective. - S.Chand (G/L) & Company Ltd., 784 pages.
4) Radinsky, L.B. 1987: The Evolution of Vertebrate Design. - University of Chicago Press, 188 pages.
5) Thomason, J.J. /ed.) 1995. Functional Morphology in Vertebrate Paleontology. - Cambridge University Press, 277 pages.

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