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300165 UE Algae - their world explored (2020S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 14 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

mandatory preliminary talk: 2.3.2020, 10.30 seminar room Limnology UZA1 (floor 3, between Spange 3 and 4). Field course from 25.7. to 4.8.2020 at the Wassercluster Lunz (boat house)(Lunz am See) and at the Center of Biodiversity Rennweg, Vienna.

Saturday 25.07. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
Sunday 26.07. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
Monday 27.07. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
Tuesday 28.07. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
Wednesday 29.07. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
Thursday 30.07. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
Friday 31.07. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
Saturday 01.08. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
Monday 03.08. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 04.08. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG

Information

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. We will sample from various habitats, use light and also scanning electron micropes for studying specimens. Additionally, measurements of some environmental variables, microfotography, use of appropriate computer programs will be taught. Language will be either German or English according to requirements.

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- seminar talk (20 %)
- Student activity (30 %)
- lab protocol (10 %)
- team report (40 %)

All partial performances must be positive to finish the course. Passed with more than 50% positive overall performance

Examination topics

Handouts with key features of algal groups will be provided and additional literature suggested. Information of how to give an oral presentation and how to prepare a scientific report will be provided.

Reading list

will be offered via moodle

Association in the course directory

BBO 9, BOE 12, MBO 7, MEC-9, M-WZB, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21