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300167 UE Ecology & Palaeobiology of coral reefs (Red Sea) (2020S)

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. 20 participants
Language: German, English



LV 300180 "Preparation for the UE Ecology & Palaeobiology of coral reefs (Red Sea)" 2020 S is a prerequisite!

This 2-week course will take place from 12th to 26th of September 2020.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will take place in the region of El Quseir and Marsa Alam, Egypt, most probably at Mangrove Bay Resort (https://wp.mangrovebayresort.com). Students will be introduced to different coral reef habitats and – fauna, as well as fossil reefs. Students will assess scientific issues independently in smaller groups. The decision on topic allocation (available topics are corals, reef fishes, molluscs and echinoderms) will be based on presentations during 300180 SE Preparation for the UE Ecology & Palaeobiology of coral reefs (Red Sea).
Field methods in modern reefs will include snorkeling and, with prior certification, experience and interest, scuba diving.
Additional information can be found in the description of 300180 SE Preparation for the UE Ecology & Palaeobiology of coral reefs (Red Sea), which is a prerequisite for participation in this course.
Approx. costs: € 1000-1200 for snorkelers including airfare and housing and 1200-1500 for divers including airfare and housing.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the field, presentations of field research (including introduction, methods, results and discussion), and a final report will be evaluated.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in the field will account for 40% of the grade
Presentations at the end of the field trip will account for 30% of the grade
Reports at the end of the field trip will account for 30% of the grade

100-89% “Sehr gut”
88-76% “Gut”
75-63% “Befriedigend”
62-50% “Genügend”
<50% “Nicht Genügend”

Examination topics

Coral ecology & biology
Reef ecology
Reef fish ecology & biology
Mollusc ecology & biology
Echinoderm ecology & biology

Reading list

Association in the course directory

BOE 12, BPB 12, BZO 12, MEC-9, MZO 2, MZO W-8, M-WZB

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