Universität Wien FIND

280082 VU MA-ERD-15 Methods of Palaeobiology (PI) (2017W)

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.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

010.10.2017: Organisational matters and introduction to Phylogenetic Methods (JK)
17.10.2017: Phylogenetic Methods 1 (CP)
24.10.2017: Phylogenetic Methods 2 (CP)
07.11.2017: Phylogenetic Methods 3 (CP)
14.11.2017: Phylogenetic Methods 4 (CP)
21.11.2017: Phylogenetic Methods 5 (CP) + 1. Exam
28.11.2017: Fossil Record Analyses 1 (JK)
05.12.2017: Fossil Record Analyses 2 (JK)
12.12.2017: Diversity Patterns 1 (JK)
09.01.2018: Diversity Patterns 2 (JK)
16.01.2018: Diversity Patterns 3 (JK) + 2. Exam
23.01.2018 Extinction (JK)
30.01.2018: Palaeobiogeography (JK) + 3. Exam
28.02. 2018: Additional examination (10:00h - 11:30h)

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.

Tuesday 03.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 10.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 17.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 24.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 31.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 07.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 14.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 21.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 28.11. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 05.12. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 12.12. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 09.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 16.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 23.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 30.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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

Assessment and permitted materials

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

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

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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

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