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300299 UE Specific Research Project in Ecology (2021S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 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. 16 participants
Language: English



A preparatory meeting will be held on Tuesday 2 March at 16 hrs (digital; a link will be sent to all registered students in due time). Please, email the course organizer (Andreas Richter) in case of any question.


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course, students will conduct small individual research projects under the guidance of one of the involved supervisors, embedded in their research groups. This includes a literature survey and formulating a research question and hypotheses, gathering and analysis of the required data, and writing a final report.
Students are advised to inform themselves about possible project themes (www.ecosystem-science.at/mec-8/) and contact potential supervisors before the preparatory meeting.

Assessment and permitted materials

Performance Assessment:
1) Active participation during the project work
2) Written report

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course will be graded according to the following:
1) Conducting the reserach project (70 points)
2) Writing a final report (30 points)
More than half of the points are necessary to pass the course

Examination topics

To be discussed with the respective supervisor.

Reading list

Will be provided by the supervisor.

Association in the course directory


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