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300093 PP Dry grassland habitats species, populations, conservation, and management (2017S)

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

Die Anwesenheit zur Vorbesprechung und Einführung am 3. März 2017, 09-12h, ÜR II ist zwingend erforderlich. Termine werden am 03.03.2017 vereinbart.
Fahrtkostenbeitrag und Nächtigungen 50 EUR.

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Course dates usually on Friday (Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Rennweg 14, 1030 Wien): preparatory meeting and general introduction on 3.3. (09.00-11.00); further course dates from 17.03. onwards, indoors (13.00-17.00) resp. in the field (full day trips), after agreement.

Friday 03.03. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 10.03. 13:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 17.03. 13:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 24.03. 13:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 31.03. 13:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 09.06. 13:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 16.06. 13:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 23.06. 13:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 30.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 30.06. 13:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course demonstrates dry grassland habitats and its species examplified for vascular plants (at the species and population level) in the Pannonian Region of Eastern Austria. Typical species, their strategies and their habitats are presented during field work, exercising methods for species inventories and monitoring as well as assessment of diversity and threats. Current concepts and methods of plant population, reproduction biology and vegetation ecology are discussed in the context of grazing management and conservation measures of dry grassland systems.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation in field work including a concise presentation of findings (40%) and final report (60%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students acquire fundamental knowledge of Pannonian dry grasslands regarding plant species and populations as well as their functional strategies. Specific methods of vegetation ecology and plant population dynamics will enable them to identify protection targets and define measures for conservation of species (communities) and populations.

Examination topics

Basic and advanced methods of inventory and monitoring of species and populations will be presented. Studies on population and vegetation structure, regional dynamics and mating systems of selected plant species will be conducted during field work. Statistical analysis regarding plant populations and species assemblages will be used for evaluating management measures.

Reading list

Mucina L., Grabherr G. & Ellmauer T. 1993. Die Pflanzengesellschaften Österreichs. Teil I: Anthropogene Vegetation. - Jena, G. Fischer.
Ellenberg, H. & Leuschner, Ch. 2010. Vegetation Mitteleuropas mit den Alpen, 6. Aufl. Ulmer UTB.
Silvertown J.W. & Charlesworth D. 2001. Introduction to plant population biology. 4th ed. - Oxford, Blackwell Sci.
Sutherland W.J. 2006 Ecological Census Techniques, 2nd ed. - Cambridge University Press.
Fischer M.A., Oswald K. & Adler W. 2008. Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol. 3. Auflage. Linz, Biologiezentrum OÖ Landesmuseum.
Berger R. & Ehrendorfer F. 2011. Ökosystem Wien. Die Naturgeschichte einer Stadt. Wien, Böhlau.
Crawley, M.J. (2000): Plant Ecology. Oxford, Blackwell Science.
Walter, H. & Straka, A. (1970) Grundlagen der Pflanzenverbreitung. Band 2. Arealkunde. Stuttgart, Ulmer.

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13, B-BPF 9, B-BPF 10, BBO 9, BBO 10, BOE 12, BOE 13, UF MA BU 01, UF BU 10

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