Universität Wien FIND

300058 VO Ecology and biogeography of the Alpine Flora (2016S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Strongly recommended as preparatory course for the excursion "Alpine Plant Life" (300471) to be held beginning of July.

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will start on 7. March and is expected to be finished beginning of May (9.5.).

Monday 07.03. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 14.03. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 04.04. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 11.04. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 18.04. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 25.04. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 02.05. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 09.05. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

- Formation and origin of the Alps
- Abiotic factors in the alpine zone and ecophysiological adaptations
- elevational zonation; representative plant communities and their most important constituent species as well as their biogeographic patterns
- classical and molecular biogeography (e.g., patterns of endemism) with emphasis on Pleistocene range dynamics

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam (100%)
Minimum requirement for positive credit: 50% of points

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students possess an overview on origin of the Alps and the abiotic factors in the alpine zone and can define the morphoplogical and physiological adaptations to these conditions. Furthermore, they know the most important vegetation types and their constituent species as well as their biogeographic relationships.

Examination topics

Course material available from the e-learning platform (Moodle)

Reading list

Körner Ch. (2003) Alpine Plant Life 2. ed. Springer.
Nagy L., Grabherr G. (2009) The Biology of Alpine Habitats. Oxford University Press.

Association in the course directory

MNB 6, MEV W-6, MEC-9, MBO 7, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

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