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300278 VO GMO - the ecological perspective (2018S)

Genetically Modified Organisms - the ecological perspective

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die Vorlesung "Gentechnisch veränderte Organismen - die ökologische Perspektive" startet bereits mit dem ersten Termin am 6.3.2018. Es gibt keine Vorbesprechung!
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Tuesday 06.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 13.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 20.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 10.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 17.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 24.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 08.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 15.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture focusses on genetically modified (GM) crops. GM animals are also thematised and discussed.
The following topics will be addressed:
- What are genetically modified organisms and how are they produced?
- Which genetic modifications are currently aimed at?
- Which impacts of GMOs are expected to occur on natural plant and animal communities?
- newly developed techniques for genome editing e.g. CRISPR: potential risks from an ecological and ethical point of view
- selective advantage of transgenes and selective neutral traits
- impacts on the agrarian ecosystems originating from changes in the agrarian management due to the cultivation of GMOs (herbicide management), experience from other countries (e.g. Canada: 'gene stacking')
- the current situation of GMO cultivation worldwide and in the EU (e.g. Austria)
- labelling (e.g. organic products, non-genetically modified products)
- ecological risk assessment of GM oilseed rape, maize, potato and apricot
- coexistence management and evaluation of the proposed measures (e.g. thresholds, isolation distances, natural pollen-barriers) from an ecological point of view
- GM animals and their potential ecological risks
- international ecological risk research concerning GMOs
- recent news in connection with GMOs.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written or oral exam: 10 short questions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Written exam: maximum of 16 points
mark 1: 16-14,1 points
mark 2: 14-12,1 points
mark 3: 12-10,1 points
mark 4: 10-8,1 points
mark 5: 8-0 points

Examination topics

Subject of the seven lecture units. Presentations can be followed in Moodle.

Reading list

Relevant publications and additional scientific material will be provided during the lectures.

Association in the course directory

B-WZB, WZB

Last modified: Tu 17.12.2019 17:00