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300048 VO Ecology of the ecozones of the world (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

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Monday 08.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 09.10. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 15.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 16.10. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 22.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 23.10. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 05.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 06.11. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 12.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 13.11. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 19.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 20.11. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 26.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 27.11. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 03.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 04.12. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 10.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 11.12. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 07.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 08.01. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 14.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Tuesday 15.01. 14:15 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Part 1: Terrestrial ecosystems (Dullinger)

The lecture starts with a general account on how to classify (terrestrial) biota from an ecological point of view. Following the biome-concept of H. Walter the different life zones of the earth are presented. Each biome is presented regarding climate, soils, vegetation, animal life, and land use. Lectures focus on the (zonal) natural ecosystems but consider also azonal ecosystems (e.g. mires, mountains, ecosystems on poor soils), and cultivated land ecosystems.

Part 2: Freshwater systems (Waringer-Löschenkohl):
Their role for the global water budget, history and evolution, principles of classification and systemic features of limnic ecosystems, chemical characteristics with respect to the geological underground, the features of the catchment area and the contribution of anthropogenic pollutants, importance of limnic systems with regard to landscape ecology in general, possibilities for restauration measures.

Part 3: Marine systems (Herndl)
The lectures on marine systems first highlight the structures of marine food webs from coastal seas to the open ocean, and then presents the characteristic communities from the intertidal to offshore deep water systems including hydrothermal vents. Also structures and differences of marine communities between polar to tropical regions are presented.

Assessment and permitted materials

examination in writing

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Grabherr (1997) Farbatlas Ökosysteme der Erde. Ulmer-Verlag, Stuttgart.

Nentwig/Bacher/Beierkuhnlein/Brandl/Grabherr (2003): Spektrum Lehrbuch ÖKOLOGIE, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin.

H. Walter, S.-W. Breckle (Hrsg.) (1991-2004): Ökologie der Erde, 4 Bde. Spektrum Akad. Verlag.


Association in the course directory

BOE 1, BPB 9, BMG 10, BAN 6, BMB 10, BBO 8, BZO 11, UF BU 10, PMÖ

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