834107 Applied vegetation ecology

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Rough survey of the vegetation of Central Europe and the Alps.

Presentation and deeper discussion of the dependence of vegetation from environmental factors, particularly land utilization with the help of some selected examples in forests, pastures/meadows and set-aside arable land.

Demonstration and testing of selected scientific approaches and methods in the field with practical tasks as a starting point: monitoring of biodiversity, ecological evaluation, management concepts, indicator species,...

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Insight into the dependence of vegetation-composition from climate, substrate and human impact (particularly land utilization).

Vegetation-ecological aspects of tasks in the preservation of nature and environment.

Introduction into scientific methods of vegetation ecology and their practical applicability.
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