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300450 VO Evolutionary and ecological foundations of biodiversity (2018W)

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

Wednesday 03.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 10.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 17.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 24.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 31.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 07.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 14.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 21.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 28.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 05.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 12.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 09.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 16.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Wednesday 23.01. 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

will be announced by the lecturing scientific staff

Association in the course directory

MEC-1

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