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300268 UE Excursions on vegetation ecology (2016S)

Excursions on Conservation, Vegetation and Landscape Ecolgy in Austria

5.00 ECTS (5.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

expected costs ~ Euro 300,--



max. 16 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

19., 20. April - dry meadows
18., 19. Mai - forests, wetlands
1.-2. July - mountain und alpine Habitats
24.-27. September - bogs, mires

Participation at >=8 days of excursion is required to be graded!

Thursday 03.03. 11:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Eastern Austria is comparatively rich in different landscape types and provides ample opportunities to experience nature conservation problems in the field. The aim of the whole set of excursions is to give an overview of the landscape, habitat and plant-species diversity, by visiting representative locations such as national parks, nature reserves or selected habitas in ordinary landscapes. The participants should actively work together in small groups by anticipating the relevant information given by the tour-guides.

Assessment and permitted materials

präsentations in the field, evaluation of theknowledge of species, oral contribution during the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

South Burgenland: Pannonian vegetation and alder carrs
Alpine Foreland in Lower Austria: montane and alpine vegetation
Waldviertel: Mires and Herzynic vegetation

Examination topics

Field course

Reading list

Fischer, M.A., Oswald, K. & Adler, W. 2008. Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Lichtenstein. Land Oberösterreich, Linz.

Association in the course directory

MNB 6, MEC-9, MBO 7

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:43