812394 Taxonomy and evolution of European fish communities

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


-Lecture on the family tree & Evolution
-Lecture on characteristics of different fish families and species
-Practical exercise on fish classification on both juveniles and adults (laboratory)
-Field trip and practical exercise (Danube fish tank in Engelhartszell)

Previous knowledge expected

Basic skills in fish ecology recommended (812.344 Ecology of fishes)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

-Understand the development of the family tree of fish and the major differences between the different fish families.
-Identify and distinguish native and introduced fish species in Middle Europe, both adult and juvenile life stages.
-Assess and apply different methods for species identification.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.