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300213 PP Biodiversity and Ecology of the Black Sea (2017S)

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

The preparatory meeting: 02.03.2017 at 14:00 in the COSB seminar room (UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien)


max. 12 participants
Language: English



The preparatory meeting takes place on 02.03.2017 at 14:00 in the COSB seminar room (UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien)
Course: 04.09.2017-10.09.2017, Sozopol, Bulgaria


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course takes place at the Marine Biological station of the Bulgarian Academy of sciences in Sozopol, in cooperation with the local researchers and the Shumen University, Burgas, Bulgaria.

The course familiarises students with the biodiversity and ecology of marine animals and plants in brackish and hypersaline habitats of the Black Sea. It is designed as a complementary and follow-up course of "Introduction to the fauna and flora of marine habitats" (300199) taking place in the euryhaline Northern Adriatic Sea.
Students first become acquainted with the organisms of various habitats, e.g. macroalgae beds, seagrass beds, sand bottoms, etc. Subsequently they conduct miniprojects n small groups. Topics range from assessing changes in species compositions along transects, comparing abundances of selected organisms in different habitats, to zonations within complex habitats. The results are presented in oral and written form.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation max. 15 points
presentation max. 15 points
protocol max. 50 points

00-44: 5
45-53: 4
54-62: 3
63-71: 2
72-80: 1

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

BZO 12, BZO 13, BOE 12, BOE 13, B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13, B-BZO 12, B-BZO 13

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