940113 Agricultural genetics and biodiversity

Field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Day 1: Animal Biodiversity - Zoo Vienna ( Schönbrunn )
Aim: animal biodiversity, preservation of diversity, breeding programs for endangered species in terms of sustainability; locally adapted breeds on the example of cattle, sheep and chicken breeds.

Day 2 (Alternative): Anthropological collection / review of the NHM

Previous knowledge expected

941.112 "Introduction to Genetics" for Agricultural Sciences

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students gain a deeper insight to the topic "genes and biodiversity", which was discussed as a basis in the introductory lecuter "Introduction to Genetics" for Agricultural Sciences.
Students know after taking part in the 2-3-day field-trip the mechanisms of selection on the basis of examples of people, animals and plants.
The concept of "genetics, biodiversity and sustainability" will be demonstrated and understood by the examples of "animal breed variety" and "plant varieties" and the direct relationship between gene function and training or adaptation of organismic characteristics will be understood.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.