Universität Wien FIND

300222 PP Sea turtles (2017S)

Protection of sea turtles in Turkey. Project in applied nature conservation.

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

Vorbesprechung: Dienstag 8. März 2016 um 18 Uhr im Seminarraum 3 der Zoologie. Max.Hörerzahl 22; Erscheinen am 8. März unbedingt notwendig. Bei Nichterscheinen wird Name von der Liste gestrichen. Wir erstellen eine Warteliste, daher ist es wichtig, dass alle Interessierten (auch jene Studenten, die nicht unter den ausgewählten 22 TeilnemerInnen sind) kommen. Es wäre ein Anmeldungsformular auszufüllen, u.a. mit Angabe über gewünschte Zeitraum (5 Wochen) der Feldarbeiten zwischen Ende Juni/Anfang Juli und Mitte September. Bitte auch Bankkontodaten mitbringen (IBAN usw.).


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


max. 22 participants
Language: German



We will have a first meeting on Tuesday 7 March at 6 pm in Seminar room 3 (zoology, main hallway). Max. number of students, 22. You must be present on the 7th, otherwise your name will be deleted from the list. We will also have a waiting list. On the 7th you will fill out a formsheet with your data, including when you would prefer to do the fieldwork (5 weeks between early July and mid-September). Please also bring your bank information (IBAN etc, - the university usually grants a small refund that will be sent directly to your account). See you soon!


Aims, contents and method of the course

This practical field course involves training in Vienna followed by a 5-week stay between July and September at one of the two sea turtle nesting beaches in Turkey (Mediterranean). Adult turtles are tagged and measured, tracks documented, nests located and protected, hatchlings counted and hatching success determined. This is accompanied by nest temperature measurements and public relations work. First-hand species protection and nature conservation experience in an international setting! (see our website: www.seaturtlecourse.jimdo.com)

Assessment and permitted materials

The grade for this course is determined by four different factors: the talk the student gives during the training course in Vienna (5%); a short quiz (5%); the quality of the fieldwork (30%); and the written report at the end of the field season 60%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Projekt-Jahresberichte der vergangenen Jahren (z.T. auf obenangeführte Webseite) sowie zahlreiche Bücher und Sonderdrucke aufliegend beim Kursleiter

Association in the course directory

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

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