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300092 UE Introduction to Coral Reef Biology (2021W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Preparatory meeting: 08.10.2021, 09:45, Seminar room 1.3, UBB, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna.
The preparatory lectures in December 2021 and January 2022 take place from 16:45-18:15 in Seminar room 1.3, UBB, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna. Attendance is mandatory for course participants.
Practical part of the course scheduled from February 5 - 16, 2022.
Full anti-Covid19 vaccination is strongly recommended, as otherwise fulfillment of the various health and hygiene measures will be practically impossible.

Friday 08.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.005, Ebene 1 (Kickoff Class)
Monday 13.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1.3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.005, Ebene 1
Monday 10.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1.3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.005, Ebene 1
Monday 17.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1.3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.005, Ebene 1
Monday 24.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1.3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.005, Ebene 1
Monday 31.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1.3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.005, Ebene 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The practical part of 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 € 1100.-, 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, MZO4, M-WZB

Last modified: Th 07.10.2021 12:49