Universität Wien FIND

300412 VO Plant Biogeography (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

Termine:

02.10.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG

07.10.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG

09.10.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG

14.10.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG

16.10.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG

21.10.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG

23.10.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG

04.11.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG

06.11.2019, 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum f. Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. 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

Minimum requirement for positive credit: at least >50% of the points (i.e., at least 10.5 points of 20).

Credit key:
0–10 points: failed (grade 5)
10.5–12.5 points:sufficient (grade 4)
13–15 points: sufficient (grade 3)
15.5–17.5 points: good (grade 2)
18–20 points: excellent (grade 1)

Examination topics

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

Reading list

Lomolino M et al., 2017: Biogeography 5th ed. Sinauer

Association in the course directory

MBO 1, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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