Universität Wien FIND

300519 SE Dietary pathways in aquatic foodwebs (2016W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 10 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.10. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 17.10. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 24.10. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 31.10. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 07.11. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 14.11. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 21.11. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 28.11. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 05.12. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 12.12. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 09.01. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 16.01. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 23.01. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Monday 30.01. 15:15 - 17:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to demonstrate and discuss mechanisms that drive sources, movement, and function of dietary organic matter through aquatic food webs. This course will bring together important aspects of ecology, molecular biology, and ecotoxicology to (a) review currently emerged techniques, in particular biomarkers such as stable isotopes and lipids, and to (b) discuss their applicability for studying current challenges in aquatic ecology (food web structure, diet quality, trophic interaction, somatic growth and production, physiological stress, etc.). This course targets students with a strong background in ecology and/or with sufficient background in biochemistry as both groups will greatly benefit from learning how to address conceptual food web questions using biochemical methods. Students are required to read, present and discuss research papers (40%) and to write a final exam (60% of final grade).

Assessment and permitted materials

Course paper on selected topics.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This seminar will be held in English. Student participation and scientific discussions (paper discussions) also in English.

Examination topics

Short introduction to specific topics of aquatic food web research with subsequent discussion of course literature.

Reading list

selected papers on aquatic food web research

Association in the course directory

MEC-9

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:56