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300672 VO The Main Habitats of the World (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

From November 2020, this lecture has to be held remotely in digital form. You will find the respective documents on Moodle prior to each lecture date. In case of questions which may arise in this asynchronous form of teaching, please send an email to the lecturer.
Lecture days of the topics: Terrestrial habitats: 12.10., 19.10., 09.11., 16.11., 23.11; Freshwater habitats: 30.11., 07.12., 14.12.; Marine habitats: 11.01., 18.1., 25.1.

Monday 12.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 19.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 09.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 16.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 23.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 30.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 07.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 14.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 11.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 18.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Monday 25.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Overview on the main ecological subsystems of the earth. The first chapters are dealing with general subjects, esp. with functional aspects of nutrient cycling and energy flow within the ecosphere and with the phenomenon of biodiversity and the patterns of species distribution on earth. Thereupon, special chapters are following:
Terrestrial habitats: classification, zone of tropical forests, substropical ecosystems with deciduous forests, grasslands and deserts, mediterranean ecosystems, warm and cool temperate zones with evergreen and deciduous forests, montane and boral forests, tundra and polar deserts.
Limnic habitats: their role for the global water budget, history and evolution, principles of classification and systemic features of limnic ecosystems, chemical characteristics with respect to the geological underground, the features of the catchment area and the contribution of anthropogenic pollutants, importance of limnic systems with regard to landscape ecology in general, possibilities for restauration measures.

Assessment and permitted materials

Mode of examination: Written exam with two questions out of the terrestrial, one of the limnological and one of the marinebiological parts. Several examination dates.
Attention: The exam on 16.2. is online!

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The lecture aims to build awareness of the global climate and ecozones, terrestrially as well as in freshwater and marine environments. Raising awareness of the abiotic requirements, the biotic composition of the biosphere and its threats appears to be essential for understanding the major ecological relationships in the context of a growing human impact.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

UF BU 07

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