300120 PP Alps: Diversity, ecology and functional relationships between vascular plants and insects (2017S)
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Preliminary meeting: Thursday, 02/03/2017The course will consist of one or two additional preparatory meetings during the summer term (to be fixed in the preliminary meeting), two weeks of field work in the Austrian and Italian Alps (09.07.2017 to 22.07.2017), and at least two subsequent meetings reserved for data analysis.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
- Written report (research paper, 60%)
- Final presentation (10%)
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
At the end of the field work they should also be familiar with the most important habitats in the Alps, and their dominant and characteristic plant and/or insect species.
Fieldwork includes extended hikes on mountain trails or across mountain grasslands and require some physical fitness.Total net costs per person: c. 750 ¤
Ellenberg, H. (2009) Vegetation Ecology of Central Europe, chapter on vegeation above the alpine treeline
Further reading will be announced during preliminary meetings