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300176 UE Diversity and functional attributes of biological communities (2020S)

along enviromental gradients

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

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Details

max. 14 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Field work will be conducted in the Western Alps (06/07 - 19/07/2020). Costs of c 600 € cover transport and accommodation in tents. C. 25% of the costs will probably be refunded from by the University.

Thursday 05.03. 13:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will demonstrate the basics of designing and conducting a field study on biodiversity-related questions – developing a testable hypothesis, study design, field work, data analysis, oral and written presentation of the study. Work will be conducted in teams of two persons. Each team will work on a specific question. Questions will focus on the relationship between climate, land use and different aspects of biodiversity in the western part of the European Alps (Italy, France). Vascular plants and grasshoppers will serve as major model groups.
COSTS: Field work will be conducted in the Western Alps (06/07 - 19/07/2020). Costs of c 600 € cover transport and accommodation in tents. C. 25% of the costs will probably be refunded from by the University.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, oral presentation, written report (c. 5 – 10 pages)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course work shall be done in groups of two participants. The course requires active participation in field work, as well as an oral presentation and writing of a final report by each group. Following guidelines of the Studienkonferenz Biologie the final paper will contribute 60% to the grade, and active participation and oral presentation 40%.

Examination topics

Reading list

to be announced during the course

Association in the course directory

BOE 12, BBO 9, BZO 12, MBO 7, MEC-9

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21