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300378 UE Introduction to biodiversity and ecosystem research (2021W)

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. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The preparatory meeting will take place on 11th October, 9:45-10:45 in SR 1.7, University of Vienna Biology Building (UBB), Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna

Monday 11.10. 09:45 - 10:45 Seminarraum 1.7, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.010, Ebene 1


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is aimed at giving all new MEC students a first opportunity to participate in research hands on. The students will either work individually, or in very small groups together.
Each participant will choose one topic (viz. a small scientific project) that they will then work on under the supervision of the contributing faculty staff in the respective working groups and labs. Please contact the supervisors of the research project you would like to carry out before the preparatory meeting (for details on available projects see http://ter.csb.univie.ac.at/mec-4 ) .
The course will be held, wherever possible, in physical presence, but is subject to change to a hybrid or online form in case COVID regulations will require it.

Assessment and permitted materials

Depending on the research topic, a written report may be required by your supervisor. In addition, all students will need to present their work in a final joint seminar at the end of the teaching period (Jan 2022)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation during the project work (70%) and final written report and oral presentation (30%)

Examination topics

Scientific lab work under direct supervision of faculty staff.

Reading list

Association in the course directory


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