Universität Wien FIND

300104 VO Bioindicaton and Biomonitoring (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Wednesday 09.03. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 16.03. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 06.04. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 13.04. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 20.04. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 27.04. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 04.05. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 11.05. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 18.05. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 25.05. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 01.06. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 08.06. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 15.06. 09:15 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture aims at giving a brief state-of-the-art overview of the current knowledge of how and where organisms can be used to assess environmental and ecosystem quality.
Frequently used terms in the field of bioindication / biomonitoring will be defined by giving examples of their assessment. An overview on active / passive monitoring methods will be shown as well as the application of bioaccumulators and reactive organism in environmental control. The lecture will give an introduction on how increasing knowledge of ecology has lead to the insight that sub-cellular compounds, cells, individuals, populations and ecosystems can be used as indicators for ecosystem quality and for assessment of the impact of environmental stress on the composition and functioning of ecosystems. An important question to be answered is on the type of information that can be obtained from biological indicators, and the advantages and disadvantages of their use. International concepts and application, the role of bioindication in legislature, and concepts of combining human toxicology and ecotoxicology will be shown.
As this lecture is also part of masterstudy "Naturschutzbiologie", it willl be held in English only if there are more than three students not speaking English!!

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination at the end of the lecture

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Lecture

Reading list

Markert, B.A., Breure, A.M., Zechmeister H.G. (eds.) 2003. Bioindicators / Biomonitors (principles, assessment, concepts). Elsevier. Amsterdam. 1040 pages. ISBN: 0-08-044177-7
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Association in the course directory

MNB W-6, MBO 7, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

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