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300156 VO Biology and Ecology of alpine animals (2008W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Beginn: 01.10.2008 , MI 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr im Konferenzraum der Zoologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien,


Language: German

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Extreme environmental conditions determine the scope of life in the alpine region. Using selected examples factors and processes will be illustrated which effect the distribution and abundance of animals in the different alpine habitats. Another major theme which will be treated concerns the adaptations of organisms to high mountain conditions. Furthermore, anthropogenic caused changes to alpine ecosystems and aspects of nature conservation of these regions will be addressed

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Examination topics

Vorlesung mit Powerpoint-Präsentation; es werden zusammenfassende und weiterführende Literatur, aktuelle Papers, die Powerpoint-Präsentationen und zusätzliche Unterlagen über die Lernplattform zur Verfügung gestellt.

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Association in the course directory

BZO 12, MZO W-2

Last modified: We 19.08.2020 08:07