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300188 PP Element cycles in terrestrial ecosystems (2016S)

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

Preparatory meeting (obligatory): 3rd March 2016, 14 hours, at the Konferenzraum Ökologie.

The pratical course takes place from 19th - 28th September 2016 im Rauristal (National Park Hohe Tauern) and in the laboratories of TER (Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science) in Vienna.

The costs are approximately 35 Euro/day (half board) for the week in the Rauris valley. Travel expenses are around 68 Euro (half price ticket, ÖBB).

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes

Preparatory meeting (obligatory): 3rd March 2016, 14 hours, at the Konferenzraum Ökologie.

The pratical course takes place from 19th - 28th September 2016 im Rauristal (National Park Hohe Tauern) and in the laboratories of TER (Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science) in Vienna.


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course confronts students with key ecosystem processes of alpine ecoystems of different elevation and vegetation composition. We will use modern methods in both field ecology and laboratory ecology.

Assessment and permitted materials

Practical work in the field and in the laboratory. Presentation of group work in oral and written form. Written report (60%), practical work and oral presentation (40%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This class aims at a deeper understanding of the major terrestrial ecosystem processes and functions, and helps understand the many intimate links between water, carbon and nutrients cycles on the example of alpine ecosystems.

Examination topics

Practical work in the field combined with chemical analyses in the laboratory. Oral presentation (seminar). Students will undertake measurements of ecosystem gas exchange (water and carbon dioxide), analyze the biomass distribution of plants and microbes, and the nutrient content and cycling in different ecosystem compartments. Results will be integrated and interpreted at the ecosystem level.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13, B-BPF 9, B-BPF 10, BOE 12, BOE 13, BBO 9, BBO 10

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