833325 Biological monitoring (theory and practice)

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Landler, Lukas , Zaller, Johann
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Definitions (monitoring, environmental monitoring, biomonitoring, monitoring for pollution control, monitoring site ecology and landscape, monitoring parasites and fungal infections); hypotheses and models as basics for monitoring concepts; indicative monitoring; monitoring for nature protection and conservation biology; mistakes and pitfalls; aktual examples from Austria and worldwide; Interpretation of results

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Correct use of terms in monitoring plants and animals; understanding the concepts and necessary hypotheses for biological monitoring; knowledge about some common monitoring techniques; monitoring and long term ecological studies; use of organisms for ecosystem evaluation and management; monitoring "biodiversity"; monitoring for nature protection and environmental control
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.