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300192 UE Practical Restoration Ecology (2021S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 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. 24 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Vorbesprechung: MI 3.3 / 15-16h online (moodle/collaborate)

Die UE wird in Form mehrerer Tagesexkursionen abgehalten:
MO 15.3 9-17h (Ersatztermin bei Schlechtwetter: FR 19.3) - Hutweiderestoration Thermenlinie (Pfaffstätten)
MO 10.5., DI 11.5., MI 12.5 - eintägige Busfahrten zu verschiedenen Restorationsprojekten in Ostösterreich

Wednesday 03.03. 15:00 - 16:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Based on the course "Restoration Ecology and its Application in Nature Conservation" relevant ecological theories (e.g. regeneration of bogs and mires, revitalization of rivers, reintroduction of locally extinct species, reestablishment or mimicking of traditional land-use-systems) and concepts of restorative measures in nature conservation will be demonstrated by selected cases on site

Assessment and permitted materials

Participants have to deliver completed records of the introduced projects

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

An overview of state-of-the-art restoration concepts (restoration of ecosystem-dynamics, conservation of traditional land use systems and landscape management, reintroduction of locally extinct species, etc.) will be given. Students should be able to identify endangered areas and to propose appropriate restoration approaches

Examination topics

The course will last 4 days. We will visit different restoration projects and discuss them with experts on site. In two cases we will practise "hands-on" eg. restoration by ringbarking neophytic trees

Reading list

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Fr 14.05.2021 11:28