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300078 UE Biogeographical Excursions (2017S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 15 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

An initial meeting will be held in March (date to be announced). Then, also rough cost estimates (transport, accommodation) will be given.

Thursday 02.03. 15:00 - 16:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 29.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The excursion, which will be held in Liguria (northwestern Italy), provides an overview of flora and vegetation along a steep gradient covering several vegetation zones (Mediterranean hard-leaved vegetation; submediterranean summer-green thermophilous vegetation; temperate broad-leaved forests; alpine to subnivale mountain vegetation), each of which includes specialized habitat types (e.g., rocks, serpentine soils etc.). Emphasis will be put on the biogeographic relationships and history of the encountered plants, for instance with respect to Pleistocene range shifts.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation; written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Recommended for students with basic knowledge in plant diversity (plant families).
Minimum requirement for positive credit: 10.25 points (of totally 20 points). These 20 points are distributed as follows:
10 points: active participation (discussion in the field and autonomous processing of plant material)
10 points: written exam

Credit key:
0-10: 5
10.5-12.5: 4
12.5-15.5: 3
15.5.-18: 2
18.5-20: 1

Examination topics

Field course with predominant demonstration character, though strongly interactive; autonomous processing of plant material by the students using relevant literature

Reading list

Association in the course directory

MBO 7, MEC-9, MEV W-6

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:56