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300435 VO Animal biogeography (2017S)

Principles of animal biogeography

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

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Monday 06.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 20.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 27.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 03.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 24.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 08.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 15.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 22.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 29.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 12.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 19.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The introductory part starts by defining basic terms and introducing the basic questions and concepts of biogeography. The principal abiotic and biotic parameters for the distribution and limits of dispersal of animals are presented. The aspects of global vegetation patterns, plate tectonics and glacial periods with respect to animal distribution and dispersal receive special emphasis. The major zoogeographical units of the terrestrial biota are defined by their characteristic fauna and their boundaries (e.g. the Wallace line). Similarly, the most important marine and limnic zoogeographic regions are treated. Special focus in this context is put on European rivers and the biogeographic history of the Mediterranean. The methodological part deals with the principals of panbiogeography and cladistic biogeography. Finally, applied aspects are discussed, such as species invasions and the impact of zoogeographical research on conservation issues.

Assessment and permitted materials

Schriftliche Abschlussprüfung; mehr als die Hälfte der erreichbaren Punkte müssen erreicht werden um erfolgreich abzuschließen. Keine Hilfsmittel erlaubt.
Prüfungstermine: 26.6.17 (13-14:30 h, HS 1, UZA 1), 02.10.2017, 06.11.2017, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien; Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Kenntnis der regionalen und globalen Verbreitungsmuster der tierischen Organismen und ihrer geographischen, ökologischen und evolutionsbiologischen Grundlagen; Kenntnis der tiergeographischen Regionen der Erde; Kenntnis der grundlegenden Begriffe

Examination topics

Vorträge, PowerPoint Unterstützung

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MZO 1, MEV W-7, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

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