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300698 UE Palaeontological field methods (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (5.00 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 serve).


max. 12 participants
Language: German, English



The 5-day-long field excursion will take place in August either in the area around Vienna or in Carnic Alps depending on the epidemiological situation.

The preliminary meeting will be held online on Thursday, 4.03, 11:00-12:00. Attending the online meeting is a prerequisite for the participation in the excursion.

The cost of the excursion will be no more than 200€.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The students learn geological and palaeontological field methods (e.g. logging and describing geological outcrops).

Equipment for geological-paleontological fieldwork (field notebook, sturdy shoes, hammer, magnifying glass, pencils etc.), as well as sun protection and rain protection clothing is required.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the fieldwork, drawing and submitting geological logs, submitting a report, final discussion

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence is obligatory
Work in the field 25%
Submitted profile 25%
Report 40%
Final discussion 10%

Examination topics

Continuous evaluation during the course based on active participation and the final report.

Reading list

Cloe, A. L. (ed.) 2010. Geological field techniques. Wiley-Blackwell.

McCann, T. 2019. Pocket Guide Geologie im Gelände. Springer.

Course materials will be available online on Moodle.

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Mo 03.05.2021 16:29