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300301 UE Central European habitat types (2014S)

in mehreren Parallelen

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

Vorbesprechung am Mo, 17.3.2014, von 11-13 Uhr im Hörsaal II. Eine Teilnahme an der Vorbesprechung ist trotz elektronischer Anmeldung wegen der Kurseinteilung und wichtiger Verlautbarungen erforderlich.
Die erste Kurswoche beginnt am 27.4.2014, die letzte Kurswoche endet am 11.7.2014. Jeder Studierende kann unter 11 Parallelen eine Kurswoche auswählen, die von jeweils Sonntag bis Freitag abend dauert. Für die Kursdauer sind die Teilnehmer an der Station Riegersburg (Waldviertel) einquartiert.


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



Aims, contents and method of the course

Each day of this field course deals with one habitat type (woods, meadows, standing and running waters) in the surroundings of the field station of Riegersburg (Lower Austria); the fifth day is spent in the National Park Thayatal. At each day, students are supervised by a multdiciplinary staff, dealing with soil biology, climatology, hydrology and (limno-)chemistry; in addition, plants and animals are sampled and identified. Subsequently. data and samples are processed in the lab, and student teams present the day's data. During the national Park excursion, conservation issues and problems associated with National Parks are discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance control, oral data presentation, finally written group protocols at the end of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The participants are aware of the basic ecological principles valid for the main Central European habitat and landscape types including deciduous and coniferous woods, grasslands and meadows, standing and running waters as well as national parks. They are familiar with the most important ecological methods and are trained to handle the specific field equipment for soil biology, climate, hydrology and chemistry. Students are able to make surveys in botany and landscape ecology, to sample aquatic and terrestric biota and to identify them in the lab. They are aware of basic ecological data analysis and presentation techniques.

Examination topics

Guided field work (one habitat type per day) in small working groups of 5-10 students led by a multidisiciplinary staff. Guided data analyses in the lab (Field station Riegersburg). Handouts are distributed at registration and at the start of the course.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 6, B-BZO 8, LA-BU, B-BAN 9, B-BMG 11, B-BMB 10, B-BPB 12, B-BPF 8

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