Universität Wien FIND

300391 SE Advanced Topics in Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Ecology (2016W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 12 participants
Language: English



First meeting: 7th October, 14 h in the Konferenzraum Ökologie, UZA I
The seminar will take place every two weeks FR 13-15 h .


Aims, contents and method of the course

Journal club: Recent interesting scientific literature on terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology and soil microbiology/ecology will be presented by the participants and discussed in the group. Joint selection of papers, in particular ones which focus on the effects of interactions between plants and soil microbes, and within soil microbial communities on ecosystem biogeochemistry and ecology. Students can chose a paper from literature provided by the instructor, but are also free to suggest articles of their own interest.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar presentation, active participating in discussions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of this course is to gain insight into the status quo of scientific research in the respective field. In addition, we will train the analysis of scientific primary literature, as well as the refinement and presentation of complex scientific topics.

Examination topics

oral Presentation of a scientific paper, discussion

Reading list

Association in the course directory


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