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300447 VO Introduction to Tropical Ecology (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


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


Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to the current Covid situation, the course will take place as an online lecture via Zoom. A Zoom Meeting link will be sent to the participants by email every time before the respective lecture date.

Tuesday 02.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 04.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Tuesday 09.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 11.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Tropical rain forests maintain the world's richest terrestrial biota. This lecture series will address how this high biodiversity evolved and how it is maintained. Case studies will demonstrate how species adapted to this tropical environment and how they interact with each other. The understanding of such processes will be fundamental for the management and conservation of tropical forests.

Assessment and permitted materials

The exams are held as written exams. The first exam will take place on April 29, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in digital form via Moodle. Further details and additional exam dates will be announced in good time.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At least 16 points (out of 31 possible maximum) will be necessary to successfully pass the written exam.

Examination topics

Contents of lecture

Reading list

References will be given by during the individual lecture units.

Association in the course directory


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