Universität Wien

300136 PP Population biology of native amphibians (2018S)

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. 8 participants
Language: German



Die Vorbesprechung findet am 05.03.2018 ab 15:00 Uhr im Konferenzzimmer 1.015 statt (sog. Konferenzraum Zoologie, direkt neben dem Sekretariat Organismische Systembiologie), UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien
Termine: n. Ü. bei der VB


Aims, contents and method of the course

Current questions and methods of population biology will be applied to amphibian populations in Vienna. Research will focus on fire salamanders (fotographic registration of individuals, to estimate population sizes and home ranges), green toads and species from the Danube floodplain.

Aims: Understanding of current topics in evolutionary ecology, knowledge of life histories of native amphibians, ability to apply research methods of population biology in field and laboratory, practice in writing scientific reports.

Methods: Discussion of scientific papers, practical field research in small teams, data analysis; writing a report.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment of practical work and the written report.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimal requirements: 50 hours field work, written report
Assessment criteria: 40% practical work and oral presentation, 60% written report (30% for accuracy of data presentation, 30% for quality of writing and graphical design)

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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

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