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300657 UE Identification course for aquatic invertebrates (2017W)

in Central European freshwaters

9.00 ECTS (8.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 15 participants
Language: German



Vorbesprechung am 3.10.2017, 13:15 Uhr im ÜR2, UZA I.
LV findet Di und Do von 13:00-17:00 im ÜR 2 statt.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course offers training for the identification of Austrian aquatic invertebrate groups ranging from Protozoa to Bryozoa, based on preserved or living material. Special keys are provided and additional information on identification, preservation, sampling techniques and the most important literature is provided throughout the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance control; written exam (2 hours) consisting of identification of three specimens by using the provided keys and three theoretical questions. First term: 6 February 2017; further terms will be announced.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The participants are aware of identifying key elements of the Austrian aquatic invertebrate fauna ranging from Protozoa to Bryozoa, using adequate preparation techniques. They are trained in using identification keys and are familiar with group-specific nomenclature and morphology.

Examination topics

Guided identification of Austrian aquatic invertebrate taxa; demonstration of difficult morphological structures and key passages; introduction to identification keys; control of identification results.

Reading list

Specifically adapted identification tables will be provided at course start.

Association in the course directory


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