Universität Wien FIND

280082 VU MA-ERD-15 Methods of Palaeobiology (PI) (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work

The language used is German. Presentations are in English.
Please bring your own laptop. The respective software is freely available, will also be provided one week before the respective course. The software has to be installed prior to the session.
Inscription to course necessary (https://uspace.univie.ac.at)
Participation is obligatory. For successfully passing the course the examinations have to been passed with a minimum of 60% of all possible points in total. A maximum of two course units is allowed to miss with justification.

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.10. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 04.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 10.10. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 11.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 17.10. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 18.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 24.10. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 25.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 31.10. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 07.11. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 08.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 14.11. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 15.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 21.11. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 22.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 28.11. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 29.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 05.12. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 06.12. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 12.12. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 13.12. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 09.01. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 10.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 16.01. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 17.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 23.01. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 24.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Monday 30.01. 09:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 31.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

04.10.2016: Organisational matters and introduction to Phylogenetic Methods (JK)
10.10.2016: History and Philosophy of Phylogenetic Systematics (JK)
17.10.2016: Phylogenetic Methods 1 (JC)
24.10.2015: Phylogenetic Methods 2 (CP)
31.10.2016: Phylogenetic Methods 3 (JC)
07.11.2016: Phylogenetic Methods 4 (JC)
14.11.2016: Phylogenetic Methods 5 (JC)
21.11.2016: 1. continual assessment (JC) (single-choice test)
28.11.2016: Fossil Record Analyses 1 (JK)
05.12.2016: Fossil Record Analyses 2 (JK)
12.12.2016: Diversity Patterns 1 (JK)
09.01.2017: Diversity Patterns 2 (JK)
16.01.2017: Diversity Patterns 3 and Extinction (JK)
23.01.2017: Palaeobiogeography (JK)
30.01.2017: 3. continual assessment (JK) (single-choice test)
29.02.2017: Additional examination (10:00h - 11:30h)

Assessment and permitted materials

1. The course comprises ‘pi’ and ‘npi’ portions. And will be conducted according to the ‘pi’ rules.
2. Three continual assessments have to be completed (each 40 points). For dates see above (Contents).
3. An additional examination will be offered on 29 Feb. 2017 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.
4 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).
5. 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.
6.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.
7. A consequence free, independent cancellation of this course is possible until Sunday, 15 Nov. 2016 via U:Space.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students will obtain a solid knowledge of methodological approaches in palaeobiology and how to apply this methods for analysing (1) phylogenetic interrelationships of organisms employing morphological and molecular data, (2) the completeness of the fossil record, (3) palaeobiogeographic relations, and (4) diversity and diversification patterns through time

Examination topics

Each course unit will start with an introductory lecture (ca. 90 min) and commences with a practical part (ca. 90 min). Students are supposed to bring their own laptops. Necessary software packages is freely available, but will be provided one week before the session.

Reading list

Literature will be recommended on the first day of the course.

Association in the course directory

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