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300297 UE Methods in plant diversity research (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 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. 15 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will take place from 26th to 29th of April + 3rd of May 2021. We will start at c.9.00 each day and return depending on the progress of work (between c. 16.00 and 19.30).
The preliminary meeting will be held online (04.03. 16:00-17:00) - a link will be distributed to all participants.

Thursday 04.03. 16:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 26.04. 09:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 03.05. 09:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course shall introduce to conducting a field study on plant diversity. Work is centred around the topic "Monitoring of plant diversity" and will use sampling sites that are part of an ongoing monitoring scheme in agricultural landscapes of Austria. The task (for groups of two participants) will be to use these sampling sites to compare different sampling methods on their usefulness in monitoring projects. The course will include a introductory lecture on this monitoring project, 3 days of field work, and one day of data analysis and presentation of results.

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation will be based on (a) contribution to field work and analysis; (b) oral presentation of results; (c) a "homework", i.e. repeating the workflow learned in the course on an additional sampling site from the project and writing a short report on this "mini-project".

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of the Austrian flora is advantegeous, but not required.

Examination topics

Knowledge of the Austrian flora is advantegeous, but not required.

Reading list

to be announced during the course

Association in the course directory


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