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300034 SE Botanical ex-situ collections and species protection (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 16 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Start: 4.10.2021, 10:00 a.m. (online): announcement of program and timetable for presentations, attribution of oral presentations to students.

Monday 04.10. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 11.10. 09:15 - 12:00 Digital
Monday 18.10. 09:15 - 12:00 Digital
Monday 25.10. 09:15 - 12:00 Digital
Monday 08.11. 09:15 - 12:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 15.11. 09:15 - 12:00 Digital
Monday 22.11. 09:15 - 12:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar the students are informed about relationships between international conventions for the protection of species and nature and different types of collections hold in Botanical Gardens. Using examples from the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna, the potential contributions of ex-situ collections for conservation purposes are discussed

Assessment and permitted materials

obligatory: 1-2 oral presentations/participant (depending of the number of partiucipants). Additionally evaluated: Ad-hoc contributions (oral and written) incl. contributions to discussions.
Minimum requirements for positive evaluation: sum of evaluations of oral presentation(s) and of ad-hoc contributions > 50% of total points.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge about international conventions for species and nature protection. Consequences of the implementation of such conventions in practical research fields. especially for the management of collections of living organisms

Examination topics

Introducing lectures, work with literature, presentations of the students, practical experiences in the Botanic Garden

Reading list

CITES und Pflanzen: http://www.cites.at/filemanager/download/20912/
IPEN: http://www.bgci.org/resources/ipen/
KIEHN M., 2002: Botanische Gärten und das Übereinkommen über die biologische Vielfalt (CBD): http://www.raumberg-gumpenstein.at/c/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=1062&Itemid=100103
LOBIN W., VON DEN DRIESCH M., KLINGENSTEIN M., VAN DEN WOLLENBERG B., DELMAS M., HELMINGER T., KIEHN M., LAINE K., SCHUMACHER F., WALDREN S., 2004: International Plant Exchange Network (IPEN). An exchange system for botanic gardens for non-commercial purposes according to the CBD. –- in: STOLPE G., FISCHER W. (eds.): Promoting CITES-CBD Cooperation and Synergy. – BfN Skripten 116, 231-234.

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