Universität Wien FIND

300116 VO Ecology and biogeography of the Alpine Flora (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Strongly recommended as preparatory course for the excursion "Alpine Plant Life" (300471) to be held beginning of July.

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 02.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 09.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 16.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 23.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 06.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 13.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 20.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 27.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

- The alpine life zone; altitudinal boundaries, global alpine land area
- Origin of alpine flora
- Abiotic factors in the alpine zone and ecophysiological adaptations
- Elevational zonation; representative plant communities and their most important constituent species as well as their biogeographic patterns
- The impact of climate change on alpine habitats
- Classical and molecular biogeography (e.g., patterns of endemism) with emphasis on Pleistocene range dynamics

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam (100%)
Minimum requirement for positive credit: 50% of points

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement for positive credit: at least 50.5% of the points

Credit key:
16.5–18 points: grade 1 (excellent, "Sehr gut")
14–16 points: grade 2 (good, "Gut")
11.5–13.5 points: grade 3 (satisfactory, "Befriedigend")
9–11: grade 4 (sufficient, "Genügend")
0–8.5 points: grade 5 (failed, "Nicht genügend")

Examination topics

Course material available from the e-learning platform (Moodle)

Reading list

Körner Ch. (2003) Alpine Plant Life 2. ed. Springer.
Nagy L., Grabherr G. (2009) The Biology of Alpine Habitats. Oxford University Press.

Association in the course directory

MNB 7, MEC-9, MBO 7, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

Last modified: Mo 18.11.2019 17:08