834011 Ecology and determination of native wild bees

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Pachinger, Baerbel
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Introduction into different bee genera
Pollination biology
Life cycle and habitats of bees
Effect of land use on flower visiting insects
Using bees as indicators
Field techniques for finding and recording bees
Practice in wild bee determination in the laboratory and in the fields
Protection of wild bees

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students can use an insect key and identify native bee genera and common species.
They can explain the main features of pollination biology and know about wild bee habitats.
They are aware of the legal background and the use of wild bees as indicators.
The students can discuss about measures of wild bee protection.
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