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300138 UE Assessing plant diversity in the field - Botanical Excursions in Eastern Austria (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 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. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Initial meeting: 9.3.2018; 13:00-14:00, Hörsaal Rennweg 14, EG E18
Excursion dates: 17.3., 28.4., 12.5., 27.5., 8.6., 24.-25.6., 5. 10.2018

Friday 09.03. 13:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

By means of field observations this series of excursions introduces into the main features of flora and vegetation of eastern Austria. The spectrum of viewpoints includes floristics, systematics, evolution, adaptation and autecology, plant communities, relationships between habitat-differentiation and plant cover, biogeography, human impact on plant cover, and issues of species, habitat and landscape conservation. Basic botanical knowledge is expected). It is recommended to participate simultaneously to the course (lecture series) "Flora and Vegetation of Central Europe", which offers the theoretical aspects for the excursion series.

Assessment and permitted materials

Short tests at the end of seven excursions, 8 points each; using the minutes is allowed.
Minimum requirement for positive credit: 29 points.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The participants learn about the most important vegetation types and characteristic plant species at different altitudinal levels and conditioned by abiotic habitat factors in NE Austria. They understand the evolution of flora and vegetation as results of spatial and temporal developments as well as anthropogenic influences.

Examination topics

Contents of teaching worked on and discussed during the field course.

Reading list

Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol (M. A. Fischer & al.)

Association in the course directory

MBO 5, MEC-9

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:43