Universität Wien FIND

300450 VO Evolutionary and ecological foundations of biodiversity (2016W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

every Wednesday (except public holidays), 11-14 h, lecture hall at Rennweg 14

Wednesday 05.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 12.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 19.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 09.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 16.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 23.11. 09:30 - 12:30 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 30.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 07.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 14.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 11.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 18.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 25.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Topics to be covered include:
1. The concept of biodiversity, its levels (genetic, species, phylogenetic, functional) and spatial dimensions
2. Measuring biodiversity
3. Evolution and history of diversity
4. Large-scale diversity patterns and principles of macro-ecology
5. Contemporary local and landscape scale patterns and processes; neutral processes (dispersal), niche partitioning & biotic interactions (including meta-population, community and meta-community ecology)
6. Biodiversity, ecosystem function and ecosystem services
7. The future of biodiversity: global change, threats and conservation issues

Assessment and permitted materials

Examination in writing; 6 open questions, maximum 30 points to be reached

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

50% of points need to be achieved to pass the exam

Examination topics

contents of lecture series

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MEC-1

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