743401 VO Ecology

winter semester 2023/2024 | Last update: 12.12.2023 Place course on memo list
743401
VO Ecology
VO 2
3
weekly
annually
German

· to be aware of the scope of ecology and able to select areas for further study;

· to understand  the basic principles of the physical environment and the biosphere;

· to understand how organism and ecosystems cope with environmental variations;

· to understand organismal and population ecology;

· to be alert to the complexity of ecological systems and able to address controversial issues in a rational way.

Ecology is the study of the interaction between organisms and the environment. In this course we will investigate the relationship between abiotic (nonliving) and biotic (living) components of an ecosystem. Building upon an introduction to environmental factors, we will examine the interplay between these components at the organismal, and population levels. Students will be introduced to the principal ideas, theories and methodologies currently engaging ecologists. The course encompasses both terrestrial and aquatic systems; however, it emphasizes terrestrial systems. Plant and animal ecology receive approximately equal treatment.  Ecosystem, landscape and global ecology will be subject in other courses (3rd semester).

The class will meet two times per week and will be conducted with both lectures and in-class discussions. Additional material on the subject can be downloaded from OLAT.

Assessment for this course is through a written examination.

Cain, M. L., Bowman, W. D., and S. D. Hacker. 2011. Ecology, 2nd ed. Sinauer Associated, Inc., Sunderland, MA. {see also textbook web site at http://sites.sinauer.com/ecology2e/}

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  • SDG 4 - Quality education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • SDG 13 - Climate action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.
  • SDG 14 - Life below water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  • SDG 15 - Life on land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2023-11-21
12.15 - 13.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Mon 2023-11-27
16.15 - 17.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Tue 2023-11-28
12.15 - 13.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Mon 2023-12-04
16.15 - 17.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Tue 2023-12-05
12.15 - 13.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Mon 2023-12-11
16.15 - 17.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Tue 2023-12-12
12.15 - 13.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Mon 2024-01-08
16.15 - 17.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Tue 2024-01-09
12.15 - 13.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Mon 2024-01-15
16.15 - 17.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Tue 2024-01-16
12.15 - 13.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Mon 2024-01-22
16.15 - 17.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Tue 2024-01-23
12.15 - 13.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Mon 2024-01-29
16.15 - 17.45 HS B (Technik) HS B (Technik) Barrier-free
Tue 2024-01-30
12.15 - 13.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online Prüfung
Tue 2024-02-20
12.15 - 13.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online Prüfung
Tue 2024-04-02
12.15 - 13.15 eLecture - online eLecture - online Prüfung
Group Booking period Date of exam
743401-0 2024-02-20 13:00 - 2024-04-02 09:00
2024-04-02
12:15
Online in OLAT
Leitinger G.
743401-0 2024-04-02 13:00 - 2024-07-04 09:00
2024-07-04
12:15
Online in OLAT
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Leitinger G.