Universität Wien FIND

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to courses and exams may be necessary at short notice (e.g. cancellation of on-site teaching and conversion to online exams). Register for courses/exams via u:space, find out about the current status on u:find and on the moodle learning platform. NOTE: Courses where at least one unit is on-site are currently marked "on-site" in u:find.

Further information about on-site teaching and access tests can be found at https://studieren.univie.ac.at/en/info.

280224 VU PF4 Biogeochemical element cycles (PI) (2017S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 01.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 08.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 15.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 22.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 29.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 05.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 26.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 03.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 10.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 17.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 24.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 31.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 07.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 14.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 21.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 28.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 2 Eduard Suess, 2A122 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Successful participants are able to identify and discuss the key processes, biotic and abiotic controls and driving forces that govern element cycles (e.g., C, N, S, and P cycles) on land, in inland waters, in the ocean, in the atmosphere, and, over longer timescales, in the lithosphere. They are able to summarize and compile how these cycles have evolved over time, how they might change in the future and how they co-evolved with life and climate. Based on a discussion and analysis of the interaction between individual biogeochemical cycles, successful participant are able to recognize the anthropogenic perturbation of global cycles and assess the likely responses of land, inland waters and marine ecosystems to global changes.

Assessment and permitted materials

5 short exams (30 minutes each, pocket calculator allowed), one homework and one seminar presentation. Seminar presentations are prepared and given by small groups of students. Active participation by each member is required. Attendance is required on the presentation dates (June 7th and 14th).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

5 Exams: 12 points each
Homework: 12 points
Presentation: 28 points, active participation by each student (as indicated by self-assessment) required.
To pass, a minimum of 50 points total (i.e. the sum of all points gathered by the activities above) need to be acquired. To pass, attendance is required on the presentation dates (June 7th and 14th).

Examination topics

1. Exam: Biogeochemical Cycles; 2. Exam: Nitrogen Cycle; 3. Exam: P and As Cycles; 4. Exam: Micronutrient Cycles; 5. Exam: Metal Cycles; Homework; Coupled Cycles; Presentations on a topic chosen by the student from a given selection.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:42