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300101 UE Chironomidae identification course - advanced level (2018W)

Anleitung zur Bestimmung für Fortgeschrittene

4.00 ECTS (3.00 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 serve).


max. 15 participants
Language: German



Vorbesprechung am 1.10.2018 um 14:30 Uhr im Konferenzraum Ökologie.
Blockkurs vom 4.02.2019 bis 8.2.2019 (9-17 Uhr) im ÜR 2


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course provides information on the identification of Central European Chironomidae. Introductory lectures deal with morphology, biology, ecology, sampling, conservation as well as rearing and preparation techniques. The most important literature on the subject is presented and the students have ample opportunity in training their preparation and identification skills. Evaluation: one hour practical exam.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance control and final exam (identification of specimens using the provided keys). The exam date will be announced at the start of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants are trained in identification skills of Central European Chironomidae and are able to use the keys. They have a good overview of the species inventory of the region and know the most important literature on the subject.

Examination topics

Introductory lectures for each taxonomic unit; guided identification work on larval and adult material using special keys and (binocular) microscopes. The keys are distributed at the beginning of the course.

Reading list

A key will be provided at the start of the course.

Association in the course directory


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