Universität Wien FIND

300124 VO The birds of Austria (2016W)

an ecological and conservationbiological overview

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 07.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 14.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 21.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 28.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 04.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 11.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 18.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 25.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 02.12. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 09.12. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 16.12. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 13.01. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 20.01. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 27.01. 16:30 - 18:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

During the lecture all bird species occurring in Austria as breeders or non-breeding visitors are presented, with details given on numbers, area, trends, habitat requirements, threats and conservation measures. Species important for conservation are discussed in more detail than common and widespread species or vagrants. Topic conservation issues (eg. Control of predatory resp. fish eating species, effective conservation of large species) are also discussed. As an introduction basic information on distributional patterns, species turnover, threats und general conditions for bird conservation in Austria is given.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam, emphasis is laid upon integrated knowledge, eg.importance of certain habitat types for threatened species or the impact of human use on bird communities.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Broad knowledge of the bird species ocurring in Austria with main emphasis on those species that are important from a conservational point of view. Birds are often the main focus in conservation work, either for selection of protected areas or during impact assessments, for control of success of conservation measures (eg. agri-environment schemes) or generally for monitoring of biodiversity. The lecture shall priovide basic knowledge for such tasks.

Examination topics

Lecture, illustrated by photographs of each species. During winter a half day excursion within Vienna will be offered to observe some of the species in the field that are presented during the lecture.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MZO W-2, B-WZB, WZB, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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