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300435 VO Animal biogeography (2019S)

Principles of animal biogeography

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

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Monday 04.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 11.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 18.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 25.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 01.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 08.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 29.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 06.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 13.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 20.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 27.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 03.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1.008A EG
Monday 17.06. 13:15 - 14:45 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

Written test

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

More than 50% of the points have to be achieved for succesfull completion.

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Association in the course directory

MZO 1, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

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