Universität Wien FIND

300009 UE Structural Diversity of Flowers (2019S)

Morphology, systematics and evolution of flowering plants

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 16 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The first course day will be on Monday, March 18. There will be no extra preparatory meeting.

Monday 04.03. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 11.03. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 18.03. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 25.03. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 01.04. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 08.04. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 29.04. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 06.05. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 13.05. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 20.05. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 27.05. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 03.06. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 17.06. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 24.06. 12:30 - 17:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The flowering plants (angiosperms) represent the most significant radiation in the plant kingdom and they dominate most terrestrial ecosystems. Their evolutionary success is intimately connected with the diversification of floral structure and floral biology. The main goal of this course is to comparatively present the manifold forms and functions of flowers in various taxonomic groups as well as to provide a better understanding of the diversity and evolutionary history of the flowering plants as a whole.

Each course unit starts with a short introductory lecture. In the following hands-on practicals, each topic will be presented mainly with the help of fresh plant material from the collections of the botanical garden. Additionally, permanent microscope slides and alcohol preserved floral material will be available. Each course unit is accompanied by a study sheet with a number of tasks to be completed and journalized (descriptions, drawings). The resulting protocols need to be handed in at the end of the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presence and active participation during course work, including preparation of a written protocol for each course unit.

Short, written exams (one per course unit).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement for positive credit: 12.25 points (of totally 24 points).

These 24 points are distributed as follows:
- Presence and active participation during course work, including preparation of a written protocol for each course unit: 12 points
-Short, written exams (one per course unit): 12 points

Grading key:
21.25-24 points: 1
18.25-21 points: 2
15.25-18 points: 3
12.25-15 points: 4
0-12 points: 5

Examination topics

Course topics.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MBO 5

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