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300136 PP Population biology of native amphibians (2021S)

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


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.03. 12:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 4 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.016 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Current questions and methods of population biology will be applied to amphibian populations. Research will focus on green toads and fire-bellied toads (fotographic registration of individuals, to estimate population sizes and home ranges). Projects on other species are also possible.

Aims: Understanding of current topics in evolutionary ecology and conservation biology, knowledge of life histories of native amphibians, ability to apply research methods of population biology in the field, 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

Last modified: Tu 04.05.2021 14:29