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300128 VO Ant biology and ecology (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Lecturing each Thursday, 9:45 - 11:15 h, in seminar room 1.05, new building Djerassiplatz 1, first lecturing date is 07 Oct 2021

The first exam date is planned on the date of the last lesson on the 27th of January 2022 in the presence. With regard to the epidemiological situation this will be reevaluated.

Thursday 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 14.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 21.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 28.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 25.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 09.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 13.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1
Thursday 20.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1.5, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.012, Ebene 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture series offers insights into the sociobiology, ecology and evolution of ants as a dominant animal group in almost all terrestrial ecosystems. A particular focus is placed on the manifold interactions between different ant species (e.g. social parasitism) as well as between ants and other organisms such as animals, plants, fungi (e.g. trophobiosis).

Assessment and permitted materials

examination in writing (duration: 90 min); 6 (open) questions with 5 points each, maximum total: 30 points
Important hint: for the duration of the Corona restrictions on physical presence of students in lecture halls, the exams will be organized online via the platform Moodle

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

50 % of points required to pass the exam. Grade 4: 50-62.5%; grade 3: 62.5-75%; grade 2: 75-87.5%; grade 1: 87.5-100%.

Examination topics

Contents of lectures.

Reading list

for example:
Lach, L., Parr, C., & Abbott, K. (Eds.) (2010). Ant ecology. Oxford University Press.
Agosti, D. M., Alonso, J. D., Schultz, L. E., & Ted, R. (2000). Ants - Standard methods for measuring and monitoring biodiversity. Smithsonian Inst. Press.

Association in the course directory

MEC-9, MZO W-2, MZO W4, B-WZB, M-WZB

Last modified: Tu 24.01.2023 00:26