Universität Wien FIND

300092 UE Introduction to Coral Reef Biology (2019W)

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

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Details

max. 12 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Preparatory meeting: 10.10.2019, 12:00, COSB Seminar Room, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien.
The coursetakes place in Dahab, Egypt, from 08.02. - 19.02. 2020.
The preparatory lectures take place on the 2nd, 9th and 16th of December 2019 as well as on the 13th, 20th and 27th of January 2020 from 17:00-19:00 in ÜR 4 (UZA I, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna) statt. Attendance is mandatory for course participants.

Thursday 10.10. 12:00 - 13:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Monday 02.12. 17:00 - 19:00 Übungsraum 4 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.016 1.OG
Monday 09.12. 17:00 - 19:00 Übungsraum 4 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.016 1.OG
Monday 13.01. 17:00 - 19:00 Übungsraum 4 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.016 1.OG
Monday 20.01. 17:00 - 19:00 Übungsraum 4 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.016 1.OG
Monday 27.01. 17:00 - 19:00 Übungsraum 4 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.016 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course takes place at the Aquanautic Dive and Open Ocean Science Center in Dahab, Egypt and familiarises students with the biodiversity and ecology of marine animals in subtropical coral reefs of the Red Sea. The general part will introduce to the different habitats of coral reefs and seagrass beds, with coral as well as other invertebrates and fish identification. The second part deals with focus topics, e.g., reef status assessment, fish distribution, intertidal habitats, etc., assessed in group work. Organisms in their habitats are observed by snorkeling and/or, with appropriate certification, SCUBA diving. Underwater photography is an important aid for subsequent identification of most taxa.
Daily summary presentations and oral presentations of group work results enhance learning efficiency and communication skills. Group work on focus topics are presented in written reports.
Costs: approximately € 1000.-, including airfare, airport transfer to/from Dahab, accommodation with breakfast, lab fees, diving/equipment rental.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment of performance is based on active participation, oral presentation, and written report.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

active participation max. 15 points
oral presentation max. 15 points
written report max. 50 points

Grades:
00-44: 5
45-53: 4
54-62: 3
63-71: 2
72-80: 1

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

BOE 12, BZO 12, MEC-9, MZO W-8, M-WZB

Last modified: Th 05.09.2019 11:48