Universität Wien FIND

300087 UE From viruses to animals - nutritional interactions in the sea (2019S)

Who eats whom in ten days at the sea

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


max. 12 participants
Language: German



Vorbesprechung: Donnerstag 7.3.2019, 10.00, Raum 3.133 (Seminarraum Meeresbiologie)
Vorbereitungstermine: Donnerstag 10.00-11.30, Raum 3.133 (Seminarraum Meeresbiologie)
Marine Biology Station Piran, Slowenien: 6.8-16.8.2019


Aims, contents and method of the course

Aim of this course is to get familiar with food types, diets, and nutritional interactions in the sea. Hypotheses, questions, and experiments on selected organisms will be developed by the students. Appropriate methods will be selected and students get familiar with them. Data will be analyzed and interpreted. The students learn to prepare a presentation with provided literature and to search for literature. The students will get familiar with some selected methods in marine biology, biological oceanography, and symbiosis research. The students get familiar in design, carrying out sampling and experimental work, and interpretation of data carried out at a marine biological station. The students learn to write a scientific report. Work will be carried on in groups aimed at increasing knowledge on self management and team work.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentations, performance of practical work at the marine biological station, contributions to discussions and interpretation of data in groups and writing of a scientific report will be evaluated.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Selected methods in microbial ecology and ecology of marine animals and protists and symbioses will be covered.
Aim of this course is to understand in a research project nutritional interactions in the sea, carried out at a marine biological station,

Examination topics

60% report, 40% presentations, practical work, discussions

Reading list

Literatur wird zur Verfügung gestellt.

Association in the course directory

BOE 12, BZO 12, MZO W-2, MES5, MEC-9

Last modified: Th 07.11.2019 07:28