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300093 PP Dry grassland habitats : Species, populations, conservation, and management (2019S)

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

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Attendance for preliminary talk and introduction on March 4, 2019, 09-11h is mandatory. Further dates for field trips in April-June 2019 (preferably on Mondays or Tuesdays) are fixed on this day! Travel and accommodation fee approx. 50 EUR.

Monday 04.03. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 11.03. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 18.03. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 25.03. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 01.04. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 08.04. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 29.04. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 03.06. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 17.06. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 24.06. 08:30 - 12:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 25.09. 09:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 1 (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 plant species, their strategies and habitats are presented during field work, exercising methods for species inventories and monitoring as well as assessment of conservation status 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. Habitats and conservation status will assessed and related to Natura 2000 network of protected nature reserves. 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

BBO 10, BOE 13

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