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300148 VO Introduction to Desert Biology. Life communities of subtropical and tropical deserts (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 31.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture deals with the origin of deserts, the physical factors and adaptation mechanisms of fauna and flora. Human intervention has lead to an enormous extention of arid areas by desertification (human made desert), especially in the last century. The lecture also refers to ecological changes and consequences concerning this worldwide growing problem.
The lecture serves to prepare for a10-14 days desert field course and excursion to South Jordan (Wadi Rum) in SS 2020
Look also for the preliminary seminar during the WS! (start and registration FR. 11.10., 16.30-18.00, ÜR 3)

Assessment and permitted materials

written examination over the whole subject (60 minutes) at the end of the semester. There are 3 exam dates (end of WS, end of SS and start of next WS)
A positive assessment needs 50 % positive of 10 questions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Inpart of knowledge about hot deserts as extreme habitats for specialized life communities with high ecological adaptation fitness and physiological power. Discussion of growing risks caused by worldwide increasing desertification of arid regions on the ecological and economical level as well as chances for recultivations.

The subject matter is conveyed on 12 pdf-lectures which will be sent to the students via WE TRANSFER in two tranches during the semster

Examination topics

lecture including discussion possibilities, documentation with power point as pdf in 12 parts

Reading list

bibliographical reference in the first lecture

Association in the course directory

WZB

Last modified: Fr 23.08.2019 00:07