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300182 PP Case studies on the ecology and biodiversity of tropical vertebrates (2018W)

in a lowland rainforest in Costa Rica

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 serve).


max. 6 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Fieldwork at the Tropical Station La Gamba (Costa Rica) will take place between 15 November 2018 (arrival day) and 28 November 2018 (departure day).

Tuesday 02.10. 15:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 31.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


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

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

Reading list

Richard Garrigues (2007): The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide. Zona Tropical Publications.

Association in the course directory

BOE 13, BZO 13

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