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300669 VO Management of endangered species (2021W)

practical species protection in marine and terrestrial ecosystems

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.033, Ebene 0
Wednesday 13.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.033, Ebene 0
Wednesday 20.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 2, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.033, Ebene 0
Wednesday 27.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Wednesday 03.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Wednesday 10.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Wednesday 17.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Wednesday 24.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Wednesday 01.12. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Wednesday 15.12. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Wednesday 12.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Wednesday 19.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course deals with theoretical (overall philosophy, IUCN, CITES) and practical aspects of nature conservation and species protection, with the emphasis in the marine realm being on whales and dolphins, sea turtles and coral reefs, in the terrestrial realm on parrots, orangutans, black-footed ferrets, Przerwalski horses (thaki), etc. The coral and sea turtle lectures of the marine part utilize a large number of color images based on 25 years of personal experience and photodocumentation in the field.

Dear students,
Nadja Ziegler and I (Michael Stachowitsch) will be holding our lectures in person this coming semester ("Präsenzlehre") until and unless new unversity virus regulations come into force. Note that we are in HS 2 from 6-20 October, thereafter we move to HS 3 for the remaining semester.
Michael Stachoeitsch will be placing his PowerPoint lectures on Moodle as pdfs, Nadja Ziegler will either use Moodle or enable students to download her lectures after class.

Assessment and permitted materials

A written exam is held at the end of the semester consisting of multiple-choice (single-choice) and true/false questions as well as several written questions (short answers sufficient and preferred). Additional exams will be held the following summer semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course is designed to give students an introduction into the issues of nature conservation and species protection. An important aspect is to distinguish between what is on paper and what the situation is on site. Students get an insight into what they can expect when they volunteer for nature conservation work or focus their studies on nature conservation. They will also receive the background framework for such work, emphasizing that legal regulations and international agreements are in place (at least in principle) to justify and enable species protection and nature conservation measures.

Examination topics

The exam lectures are based on the lectures themselves and on the Moodle (pdf) versions of the powerpoint presentations (or the downloads made available). Guest lectures may or may not be available on Moodle.

Reading list

The literature for the marine part (sea turtles, cetaceans, coral reefs, "general") of this class (ca. 50 references) will be put on Moodle at the beginning of the semester.

Association in the course directory

B-WZB, M-WZB, UF BU 10

Last modified: We 09.03.2022 16:09