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300058 VO Production Biology (2017S)

Production Biology

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Vorbesprechung am 6.3.2017, 11-12 Uhr im Konferenzraum Ökologie, UZA I, Althanstrasse 14

Monday 06.03. 11:00 - 12:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lectures will give an introduction into production biology and carbon cycling in aquatic ecosystems. We cover basic principles of productivity, the relevant techniques of primary, secondary and bacterial production, essential results, interactions in the food web as well as geo-chemical cycling and effects on climate change. In addition to the lecture, a workshop with hands on will be held at the end of the semester at the Institute in Limnology in Mondsee.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding the scope, tasks and methodology of production biology

Examination topics

Lectures using Powerpoint presentations and practical work using methods to measure primary production or to estimate secondary production

Reading list

Dokulil, M.T., Teubner, K., Kaiblinger, C. 2005. Produktivität aquatischer Systeme. Primärproduktion (autotrophe Produktion). - In: C. Steinberg, W. Calmano, H. Klapper & R.-D. Wilken. (Hg.), Handbuch angewandte Limnologie, IV-9.2, 1-30, 21. Erg. Lfg, 4/05, ecomed, Landsberg.

Association in the course directory

MEC-9, WZB-Zoologie Master

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