831311 Biology and ecology of weeds

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Turner, Barbara
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


1.Biology of weeds
2.Community (biocoenosis), vegetation, habitat characteristics
3.Agricultural weeds as protected goods
4.Weeds in settlement areas
5.Specific part – characteristics of species

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The successful completion of the course supplies the students with the basic knowledge about the biology of weeds and the occurrence of important species as well as their habitat characteristics. The students are able to understand habitat characteristics, arable crop, cultivation methods and reaction norms respectively adaption strategies of the weeds as an interactive system. The specific part, in which species, habitats and adaption strategies are demonstrated, allows recognition of species in the field, in particular in combination with the offered course 831.282 “Excursion to the biology of weeds”.
The students learn facts, terms and system interrelationships, which allow understanding and explaining present weed situations on cultivated fields. Concrete instructions on how to act in order to avoid weeds (management of weeds), but also to support weeds (conservation) in Austria´s agricultural landscape can be formulated.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.