Universität Wien FIND

300182 PP Physiology and Ecology of Tropical Vertebrates (2016W)

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

The total costs for the field course will be approximately 700 Euro plus flight tickets (800-1200 Euro). Flights will be arranged by the participants themselves.


max. 12 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Preliminary Meeting: 5 October 2016, 18:00 at Übungsraum 1 (1st floor), Rennweg 14.
The field course will be carried out on 6-20 November 2016 at the Tropical Research Station La Gamba, Costa Rica.

Wednesday 05.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The field course will be conducted at the Tropical Research Station La Gamba, which is located in the lowlands of southern Costa Rica. The course will address a wide variety of different research topics ranging from eco-physiological aspects and behavioral ecology of tropical vertebrates to community ecology, mainly using birds as model organisms.

Assessment and permitted materials

(1) The results of all research projects have to be presented in a seminar (contribution to final mark: 1/3). (2) A written report has to be submitted after the end of the course (contribution to final mark: 2/3).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Field work (mist-netting, observations, field experiments etc.), data analysis

Reading list

Association in the course directory

BOE 12, BOE 13, BZO 12, BZO 13, B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13, B-BZO 12, B-BZO 13, MEC 9, MZO 2, MVN W-1

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