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300525 SE+UE Scientific research at the Museum of Natural History (2018W)

significance of scientific collections for evolutionary studies

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


max. 20 participants
Language: German



Die Vorbesprechung findet am 03.10.2018 um 16 Uhr im Seminarraum 1 statt. UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien
LV wird voraussichtlich im Jänner 2019 geblockt !


Aims, contents and method of the course

The importance of scientific collections as a basis for research projects is exemplified in form of lectures, a practical course and a seminar. The participants get insights in the significance of collections and series of specimens as reference and as a basis for scientific projects (biodiversity in space and time, systematics and evolution) as well as for the traceability of scientific results. In the practical course the participants are introduced into current research projects and get familiar with the work in and with scientific collections (techniques and analyses), from data collection to evaluation. The way from sample collection in nature to the conserved specimen in a scientific collection (as the basis for evolutionary research) is traced.

Assessment and permitted materials

PI-Lehrveranstaltung - Benotung erfolgt aufgrund folgender Kriterien: (1) Anwesenheit an allen vier Tagen = 50% (mindestens 3 volle Kurstage sind Voraussetzung für positives Abschließen), (2) Präsentation + Mitarbeit (40%), (3) schriftliches Abstract der Präsentation (Englisch) eine Woche vor dem Praktikum (10%).

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