Universität Wien FIND

300292 UE Diversity and Ecology of Higher Plants (2016S)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

1. Excursion: 7.5.2016. Meeting point: Rodaun (terminal station of tram line 60) 9:15
2. Excursion: 11.6.2016. Meeting point: Neuwaldegg (terminal station of tram line 43) 9:15

Tuesday 01.03. 13:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course deals with the most important Higher Plants of the Middle European flora concerning their characteristics, their habitats and their role in the most important vegetation types in the surroundings of Vienna

Assessment and permitted materials

25%: first interim test in the field on the topics of the first excursion
25%: second interim test in the field on the topics of the second excursion
(for both interim tests students can use their field notes)
50%: written protocol on both (!) excursions: species list sorted by vegetation type plus a short and single characterization per each vegetation type; a corrected version of the protocol may be submitted after a first check, but only if received until the 30. June 2016. The final deadline for finishing this course is 31. July 2016.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students can identify and describe the most important vegetation types of the surroundings of Vienna and their most relevant constituent species (including their morphological characteristics and diagnostic features).

Examination topics

Field course with demonstration of objects and autonomous determination of plant species and their ecological position

Reading list

MA Fischer, K Oswald, W Adler (2008) Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol (3. Aufl.). Biozentrum der oberösterreichischen Landesmuseen.

Association in the course directory

B-BPF 5, B-BAN 9, B-BMG 11, B-BMB 10, B-BOE 11, B-BPB 12, B-BZO 11, BBO 5, BAN 6, BOE 11, BPB 11, BZO 11

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