Universität Wien

300165 UE Algae - their world explored (2018S)

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. 14 participants
Language: German, English



mandatory preliminary talk: 5.3.2018, 10.30 seminar room Limnology (floor 3, between Spange 3 and 4) 2-weeks course from 6.7. to 17.7.2018 at the wassercluster Lunz (boat house)(Lunz am See) and at the center of biodiversity Rennweg, Vienna.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Did you know that around 45% of atmospherical oxigen is produced by algae? This exercise offers insights into the fascinating world of algae, a group which is significantly involved in global flow patterns. Major algae groups will be discussed and important representatives will be introduced (light microscope and SEM). Additionally, we offer an introduction into phylogenetic analyses and latest results of algal relationships. Language will be either German or English according to requirements.

Assessment and permitted materials

20% participation within the exercise
20% final oral presentation
60% final report

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of the most important algal groups and some characteristic representatives, use of algal identification keys, introduction into algae preparation, practical experiences in presentation

Examination topics

field collection of algae and measurements of some environmental variables, light and electron microscopy, microfotography, use of appropriate computer programs

Reading list

will be suggested and offered via moodle

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 12, B-BPF 9, BBO 9, BOE 12, MBO 7, MEC-9, MEV W-6, M-WZB, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04, LA-BU FW

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