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300424 SE+UE Field course in functional ecology (2018S)

Landuse and biodiversity

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 16 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The field course is scheduled to take place SUN 10.06. to FRI 15.06.2018. Before, there will be another preparatory seminar (to be scheduled during the initial meeting). After the field course, further meetings will be arranged in small groups to accomodate data analysis.

Wednesday 07.03. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 23.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

This field course aims at analysing the interaction of vegetation, fauna and land management in a selected landscape. Working in small groups particular tasks, such as the documentation of vegetation or the identification of land use effects on butterflies and diurnal moths, are addressed. The course offers basic knowledge in ecological field methods, followed by meetings with the group supervisors to analyse the collected data at the University of Vienna. These meetings will be held in August and September.

Assessment and permitted materials

written report on selected topics, based on own data and their evaluation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

written report (80 %), active participation in field course and during data evaluation (20 %)

Examination topics

Contents of introductory seminars and presentations during field course, results from own field work and their integration into an adequate scientific context by consulting further scientific literature

Reading list

will be announced during the course

Association in the course directory

B-BOE 7, BOE 7

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