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300540 SE+UE Biotic Interactions and Co-Evolution (2016S)

theoretical and practical aspects

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

The practical part will take place in May, blocked on 20/24/27. Details will be fixed on Fr 4th at our first meeting.


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


max. 8 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course is not yet fully booked. Interested persons contact karin.vetschera@univie.ac.at
Next Meeting March 18, 2016, 11.00 hrs, Lab 3rd floor, Rennweg.

Friday 04.03. 11:00 - 12:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 15.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 06.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 17.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The student learns to deal with the following topics: 1) Conceptual framework of co-evolution and related topics 2) Significance of co-evolutionary processes and syndromes in plant evolution 3) Recognition of co-evolutionary patterns across a broad range of plant traits 4) Mutualistic and antagonistic relationships in the evolutionary context. The student gains practical knowledge concerning biological activities of selected secondary plant metabolites, which may be co-evolutionary significance.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation in Seminar: 50%
Labwork: 10%
Protocol to practical part: 40%
Positive credit from 51% on.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presentation and discussion of selected topics , completed by analysis of biotic interactions in context of coevolutionary processes

Examination topics

Introduction to topics of the seminar Presentation by students
Practical work in the lab of Chemodiversity Research Group (phytochemical methods, bioassays)

Reading list

siehe Lernplattform

Association in the course directory

MEV W-5, LA BU-FW, MBO 5, UF BU 10

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