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300099 EX Excursion to the mires of the Tamsweg area (2022S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 16 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Date for the excursion will be August 29th - September 2nd
in Tamsweg, Lungau, Salznurg

Friday 18.03. 17:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Mire ecology and vegetation

Assessment and permitted materials


Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of mire plants and vegetation types together with their inicator values for management and rehabilitation measures. Survey of mire types of the Tamsweg region. Ecohydrological basics for management and rehabilitation measures.

Examination topics

Field course. Plants and vegetation types will be demonstrated and discussed on the sites. Good examples of mire types occuring in the area will be visited and explained. After a theoretical introduction to ecohydrological basics their application will be demonstrated by means of two rehabilitation project sites.

Necessary equipment: Rain gear, rubber boots, handlens

Reading list

Steiner, G.M. (Red.) 2005: Moore von Sibirien bis Feuerland (Mires from Siberia to Tierra del Fuego). Stapfia 85, 626 pp. Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz.

Steiner, G.M. 1993: Scheuchzerio-Caricetea fuscae und Oxycocco-Sphagnetea. In: Grabherr, G. & Mucina, L. (Ed.): Die Pflanzengesellschaften Österreichs, Teil II: Natürliche baumfreie Vegetation: 131-181. G.Fischer Jena, Stuttgart, New York.

Association in the course directory

MBO 7, UF BU 10, B-WZB, MNB 7

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