Universität Wien FIND

300049 VO Biology, ecology and conservation biology of bats (2023S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


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


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 07.03. 10:00 - 10:30 Digital
Thursday 16.03. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 20.04. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 11.05. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 25.05. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will focus an the following topics:
- Evolution and diversity of bats: cryptic species
- Morphology: with special emphasis on flight
- Reproduction and population biology
- Echolocation
- Ecomorphology: interaction between wing design, echolocation and foraging habitats
- Feeding ecology: including techniques for analysing feeding habits
- Roosting ecology: roost types, roost switching
- Behaviour: mating behaviour, hibernation
- Methods in bat research
- Threats to bats
- Conservation measures and concepts

Assessment and permitted materials

Schriftliche Prüfung in Präsenz. Dauer: 1 Stunde

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Fragen: 10
Je Frage sind 3 Punkte möglich und ab 15 Punkten ist die Prüfung positiv.

Examination topics

Gesamter Lehrinhalt

Reading list

Dietz, Nill & Von Helversen (2016): Handbuch der Fledermäuse Europas und Nordwestafrikas. 2. Auflage. Kosmos

Association in the course directory

MZO W-2, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04, MZO4

Last modified: Th 25.05.2023 09:28