Universität Wien FIND

300076 PP Biodiversity of the Krakatau Islands and Java: the importance of natural and human disturbance (2017S)

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

The field course will be conducted together with students of the Agricultural University Bogor (Java, Indonesia). Hence, English will be used as main languagge in the field. Expected costs: 1300 Euro (excluding flight ticket). Most likely some expenses can be refunded in autumn 2017. Field work will take place at Ujung Kulon National Park, Mount Halimun-Salak National Park (both Java), Way Kambas National Park (Sumatra) and on the Krakatau Islands (Sunda Strait).


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


max. 12 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Preliminary meeting (obligatory!): 7. March 2017, 17:00 in seminar room at Rennweg 14; field course in Indonesia: 23 July 2017 (arrival day) to 14 . August 2017 (departure day).

Tuesday 07.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Friday 23.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Assessment of tropical biodiversity (model taxa: birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians), colonization ecology of volcanic islands, concepts in island biogeography and alternative assembly rules, ecology of succession of animal communities across disturbance gradients.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment of participants will be based on a written report and a seminar talk presenting the results of the conducted research projects.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be provided during the course.

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13, B-BZO 12, B-BZO 13, BOE 12, BOE 13, BZO 12, BZO 13

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