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300283 UE+EX Identification of amphibian larvae in lab and field (2019S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes

preparatory meeting: 4.3.2019, 10:00-11:00 . Location: Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
one day laboratory course on April 8, 2019, 13:00-17:00, Location: Übungsraum 7 UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Anatomie 2.212 1.OG
3 days with field excursions in June. The dates of the field excursions will be fixed at the preparatory meeting with the participants, approach using public traffic and private cars.


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aim: Knowledge of Centraleuropean amphibian larvae
Program:
one day laboratory course on April 8, 2019, 13:00-17:00, Ü7: introduction lesson, determination of preserved larvae using a determination scriptum and a stereomicroscope
3 days with field excursions in June: Sampling in habitats with different amphibian species assemblages, live determination of the larvae using pocket lenses (8x-10x) and additional characters of living larvae.
The dates of the field excursions will be fixed at the preparatory meeting with the participants: 2 weekdays for Wienerwald and Hohenau/March,1 weekend or holiday for the sandpit in Gmünd/Waldviertel

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance control, active participation in the laboratory course and the excursions and one-hour written exam with determination exercises. The determination scriptum may be used.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation in the four days, positive teamworks
Pocket lenses (8x-10x) are absolutely necessary!!!
Grading system:
8 points for active participation (2 for each lesson) possible + 8 Points for the final exam = 16 points possible
15-16P: 1, 13-14 P: 2, 11-12P: 3, 9-10P: 4, 0-8P: 5
If one lesson is missed, one extra determination exercise can be done to reach the 2 missing points. If more than one lesson is missed, the course cannot be completed positively.

Examination topics

determination of the Centraleuropean amphibian larvae
3 determination exercises, one question concerning the visited habitats ( 2 points for each exercise = 8 points for the final exam can be reached)

Reading list

Literature will be presented in the first lesson.

Association in the course directory

UF BU 10, LA-BU 261, WZB

Last modified: Fr 01.02.2019 12:48