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300044 VO Ant biology and ecology (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Lecturing each Thursday, 9-11 h, in room 2.022, building UZA1; first lecturing date is 03 Oct 2019

Thursday 03.10. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 10.10. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 17.10. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 24.10. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 31.10. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 07.11. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 14.11. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 21.11. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 28.11. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 05.12. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 12.12. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 09.01. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 16.01. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 23.01. 09:00 - 11:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture series offers insights into the sociobiology, ecology and evolution of ants as a dominant animal group in almost all terrestrial ecosystems. A particular focus is placed on the manifold interactions between different ant species (e.g. social parasitism) as well as between ants and other organisms such as animals, plants, fungi (e.g. trophobiosis).

Assessment and permitted materials

examination in writing (duration: 90 min); 6 (open) questions with 5 points each, maximum total: 30 points
Important hint: for the duration of the Corona restrictions on physical presence of students in lecture halls, the exams will be organized online via the platform Moodle

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

50 % of points required to pass the exam. Grade 4: 50-62.5%; grade 3: 62.5-75%; grade 2: 75-87.5%; grade 1: 87.5-100%.

Examination topics

Contents of lectures.

Reading list

for example:
Lach, L., Parr, C., & Abbott, K. (Eds.) (2010). Ant ecology. Oxford University Press.
Agosti, D. M., Alonso, J. D., Schultz, L. E., & Ted, R. (2000). Ants - Standard methods for measuring and monitoring biodiversity. Smithsonian Inst. Press.

Association in the course directory

MEC-9, MZO W-2, WZB

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