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300153 UE Ecology and biodiversity of moths (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 12 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The aforementioned dates refer to the initial meeting (participation mandatory!) and the 5 afternoons for sample evaluation at the university. One seminar will be held on 5th April, to give an introductory overview of the organisms and study methods. In addition, there will be 4 dates offered for light-trapping in small subgroups (3-5 persons); participation is required at least once. Field work will be done at the following dates:
11./12. April; 6./7. May; 27./28. June; 5./6. August
Optionally, I offer a field excursion (whole day) in the NP Donau-Auen.

Wednesday 13.03. 12:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Friday 05.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 19.08. 13:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 20.08. 13:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 21.08. 13:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 22.08. 13:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 23.08. 13:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Overview of the diversity of Central European macro-moths, based on own field work, light-trap catches and subsequent species-level identification.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the field (Orth, NP Donau-Aauen) and during evaluation of the samples. Submission of a written essay (c. 5 pages) on a topic related to moth ecology and evolution (topics will be distributed after the first meeting).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation in field (10 %), participation in sample evaluation (30 %), written essay (60 %). Submitting only the essay is NOT sufficient to pass this course.

Examination topics

Fieldwork (excursion, light-trap catches), identification methods, data evaluation, essay

Reading list

A Steiner et al (2014) Die Nachtfalter Deutschlands
References for the essay topics will be announced individually.

Association in the course directory


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