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300183 UE Practical Course in bioindication and monitoring (2020S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 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. 15 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Vorbesprechung zur Übung am 4.3.2020, 14:15 im HS

Wednesday 20.05. 14:15 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 27.05. 14:15 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 03.06. 14:15 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 10.06. 14:15 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 17.06. 14:15 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 24.06. 14:15 - 17:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Practical course for selected methods in bioindication:
e.g. Application of the VDI method for lichens; moss monitoring of N-deposition incl chemical analysis), comparison of methods

Assessment and permitted materials

Technical talks during the course; compilation of a protocoll in small groups; presence in more than 80% of the overall seminar time

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance of the lecture on bioindication is compulsive. Students shall be able to apply various methods in bioindication without any help. Attendence of 4 out of 5 courses

Examination topics

Self-reliant application of various methods in the field, after an initial phase of introduction, data evaluation, presentation of results, protocol

Reading list

Markert, B.A., Breure, A.M., Zechmeister H.G. (eds.) 2003. Bioindicators / Biomonitors (principles, assessment, concepts). Elsevier. Amsterdam. 1040 pages. ISBN: 0-08-044177-7
Zechmeister, H.G., Hohenwallner, D. 2006. A comparison of biomonitoring methods for the estimation of atmospheric pollutants in an industrial town in Austria. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 117/1-3, 245-259

Association in the course directory

MNB W-6, MBO 7, MEC-9

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