Universität Wien

300428 UE+EX Ephemeroptera identification course (2017S)

advanced level

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Vorbesprechung 3.3.2017, 11:15-12:00, Konferenzraum Ökologie.
Blockkurs 3.-7.7.2017, ÜR 2


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: German



Preparatory meeting: 3 March 2017, 11:15, Conference room Ecology
Course: 3-8 July 2017, ÜR 2, 9 am-5 pm

Further information for studying Limnology within the master's programme "Ecology and Ecosystems" can be obtained from: http://limbo.univie.ac.at/LimboMsc.htm


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course provides information on the identification of Ephemeroptera. Introductory lectures deal with morphology, biology, ecology, sampling, conservation as well as rearing and preparation techniques. The most important literature on the subject is presented and the students have ample opportunity in training their preparation and identification skills. Evaluation: one hour practical exam.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance control and final exam (identification of specimens using the provided keys). The exam date will be announced at the start of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants are trained in identification skills of Ephemeroptera and are able to use the keys. They have a good overview of the species inventory of the region and know the most important literature on the subject.

Examination topics

Introductory lectures for each taxonomic unit; guided identification work on larval and adult material using special keys and (binocular) microscopes. The keys are distributed at the beginning of the course.

Reading list

Ein für den Kurs eigens zusammengestelltes Bestimmungsskriptum wird an die Teilnehmer zu Kursbeginn ausgegeben.

Association in the course directory


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