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300068 UE Diversity of marine zooplankton and the evolution of animal life cycles (2018S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 12 participants
Language: German



blocked course from May 23rd until June 1st
Location: Berthold-Hatschek Übungsraum, Room 1.053, UZA1
Obligatory pre-meeting Monday, March 5th, 2018, Berthold-Hatschek Übungsraum, Room 1.053, UZA1


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course covers various aspects of the life of marine planktonic animals. Key topics such as What is plankton? What are the physical and chemical properties of water and how do these effect life in the water column? Why do animals have larvae? How do larvae and other small animals navigate and orient themselves in water bodies? will be addressed. Specific topics include an introduction to the morphology and diversity of marine larvae, evolutionary aspects of animal life cycles, comparative aspects of the development of marine animals, metamorphosis of larvae, and the like.
In the course we will have live plankton samples from the Mediterrannean which will be investigated using compound and stereo microscopes. This practical part will be supplemented by videos and lectures.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation during the course, short presentation of a given topic covered in the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Positive evaluation of course participation and oral presentation

Examination topics

Topics covered during the course

Reading list

Will be provided during the course

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 12, B-BZO 12, BOE 12, BZO 12, MEC-9, MZO 2, MZO W-2, MEV 1

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