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300010 UE Diversity, ecology and functional relationships among vascular plants and animals in Mediterranean (2018S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 18 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Field data collection: 04/05 - 18/05/2018 on the Cornati archipelago, Croatia

Thursday 01.03. 15:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 12.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 16.04. 15:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will demonstrate the basic steps in designing and conducting a field study on biodiversity-related questions – developing a testable hypothesis, study design, field work, data analysis, oral and written presentation of the study. Work will be conducted in teams of two persons. Each team will select a specific question within the umbrella-theme island biogeography: relationships between size, isolation and land use history of islands and their species richness. Vascular plants, grasshoppers and birds will serve as model groups.
COSTS: Field work will be conducted in and around the national park Kornati in Croatia (04/05 - 18/05/2018). Costs of 500 € cover accommodation (houses with kitchen) and rent of boats. Travel to Kornati can be arranged at low costs. C. 25% of the costs will be refunded from subsidies of the University.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course requires active participation in preperation, field work, oral presentation and writing of the final manuscript. Following guidelines of the Studienkonferenz Biologie the final paper will contribute 60% to the grade, and active partipation and oral presentation 40%.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be presented during the first meeting

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 12, B-BPF 9, B-BZO 12, BOE 12, BBO 9, BZO 12, MBO 7, MEC-9

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