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300078 UE Biogeographical Excursions (2021S)

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


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


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Initial meeting on 8th March (digital)
The excursions will be restricted to Vienna and adjacent areas allowing rather short travel times, achievable via using exclusively public transport, from and to our destinations. We will profit from the position of Vienna at a biogeographic crossroad.

Monday 08.03. 09:00 - 10:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The excursion will be held in the eastern part of Austria. The aim is to give an overview of flora and vegetation primarily of habitats below the timber line and their biogeographic relationships and history, for instance with respect to Pleistocene refugia. Many of the visited habitats and the presented species are of nature conservation concern, accordingly such aspects will be covered as well.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation; short written exams at the end of each excursion (students are encouraged to use their notes for these exams)

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:
4 points: active participation (discussion in the field and autonomous processing of plant material)
16 points: written exams (2 points per excursion day)

Credit key:
0-10: 5 (failed)
10.5-12.5: 4 (sufficient)
12.5-15.5: 3 (satisfactory)
15.5.-18: 2 (good)
18.5-20: 1 (very good)

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


Last modified: Fr 14.05.2021 11:08