Universität Wien FIND

300119 PP Animal communities of Central European floodplain forests (2018S)

effects of flooding regime and meadow

10.00 ECTS (6.00 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. 6 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Field work will be conducted on 19-21 June 2018, 26-27 June 2018 and 23-27 July 2018.

Friday 02.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 18.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Danube floodplains east of Vienna represent one of the last remaining vast stretches of floodplain forests in Central Europe. Embedded within the forest matrix are a large number of meadows. In the framework of this field course we will study the importance of different flooding regimes and meadow management on species assemblages of different insect groups (e.g. butterflies, grasshoppers).

The field work will be conducted in the Donau-Auen National Park. Costs for accommodation (including breakfast) will be approximately 250 €.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course will require active participation in field work, an oral presentation of the results and writing of the final report (Bachelor thesis). The oral presentation will contribute 40%, the final report will contribute 60% to the grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 13, B-BZO 13, BOE 13, BZO 13

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