300176 UE Diversity and functional attributes of biological communities (2023S)
along enviromental gradients
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).
- Registration is open from Th 09.02.2023 08:00 to Th 23.02.2023 18:00
- Deregistration possible until We 15.03.2023 18:00
max. 16 participants
Language: German, English
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Blocked field pratical: 03/05 - 16/05/2023. First meeting: 06/03, 11.00, Dept. Botany and Biodiversity Research, Rennweg 14, Seminar room
Monday 06.03. 11:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Active participation, oral presentation, written report (c. 5 – 10 pages per team of two)
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%.
to be announced during the course
Association in the course directory
BOE 12, BBO 9, BZO 12, MBO 7, MEC-9
Last modified: Mo 06.03.2023 13:49
This year we will focus on elevational gradients of flora and vegetation. We will collect data in two mountain ranges which differ in mean annual temperature by approximately 3°C, according to the currently most plausible climate change scenario (Appenine of Tuscany, Southern Alps). Each gradient will span elevations between approximately 100 and 2000 m a.s.l. Topics are changes in species composition and diversity along elevation within the two mountain ranges and comparison of elevational niches of common species between the two mountain ranges.COSTS: Costs for travel and accomodation will be around 600 – 700 €. Ca. 25% of the costs will probably be refunded from by the University.