Universität Wien

300379 VO Population and community ecology (2016S)

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Blockveranstaltung: jeweils Montag u. Dienstag, 16-19 Uhr im HS II, Gebäude UZA1, Althanstrasse 14. Nur in der ersten Semesterhälfte!
Erster Termin: 01.03.2016; letzter Termin: 26.04.2016


Language: German

Examination dates



Lecturing will take place only in the months March and April;
venue: building UZA1, Althanstr. 14, Lecture Hall 2
time: every Monday and Tuesday, 16-19 h
first date: 01.03.2016; final date: 26.04.2016


Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture series deals with basic concepts of general and applied population and community ecology. Topics include population structures (demographic, genetic, and spatial), regulation of population size, density dependence, top-down vs. bottom-up control, r- and K-selection, temporal dynamics of populations and cyclic populations, spatial aspects of population biology including metapopulation concepts , habitat fragmentation and quality, consequences of population dynamics for conservation biology, minimum viable population, Allee effects, biological pest control, structure and diversity of communities, or assembly rules.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written test

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

grade 1: 87.5-100% of points that can possibly be achieved in the exam; grade 2: 75-87.5%; grade 3: 62.5-75%; grade 4: 50-62.5%; grade 5: <50%

Examination topics

Lecture series

Reading list

Hinweise in erster Unterrichtseinheit

Association in the course directory

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

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