Universität Wien FIND

300412 VO Plant Biogeography (2016W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 05.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 10.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 12.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 17.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 19.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 24.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 07.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 09.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 14.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Biogeography addresses the question, how and why biological diversity varies in space and time. This lecture will cover the following topics: (i) environmental setting and basic biogeographic principles, Earth history and fundamental biogeographic processes (including dispersal, immigration, speciation, extinction, changing Earth); (ii) evolutionary history of lineages and biotas (incl. reconstructing the history of lineages and of biotas); (iii) ecological biogeography (island biogeography, areography, ecogeographic rules, diversity gradients); (iv) distribution patterns, Pleistocene biogeography (with focus on the Alps)

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (100%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students become acquainted with major concepts in biogeography and its diverse methods resulting from the field's position at the intersection of Earth sciences, geography, ecology, phylogenetics and systematics as well as population genetics.

Examination topics

Course material available from the e-learning platform (Moodle)

Reading list

Lomolino M et al., 2010: Biogeography 4th ed. Sinauer

Association in the course directory

MBO1, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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