701-0364-00L  Flora, Vegetation and Soils of the Alps

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersA. Widmer, R. Kretzschmar
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0364-00 VFlora und Vegetation der Alpen
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Zur Vorlesung „Flora und Vegetation der Alpen“ (701-0364-00 V) gehört eine 4-tägige Exkursion nach Davos (4.-7. Juli 2018; Böden und Vegetation der Alpen; 701-0362-00 P). Diese bilden gemeinsam die Lerneinheit „Flora, Vegetation und Böden der Alpen“ (701-0364-00L)
1 hrs
Mon17:15-18:00CHN G 42 »
A. Widmer
701-0362-00 PBöden und Vegetation der Alpen
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Zur 4-tägigen Exkursion nach Davos vom 04. - 07. Juli 2018 gehört die Vorlesung 701-364-00 V "Flora und Vegetation der Alpen". Die Exkursion kann nur gemeinsam mit der Vorlesung belegt werden.
2 hrsA. Widmer, R. Kretzschmar

Catalogue data

AbstractLecture: Environmental factors and interactions between plants and their environment in the area of the Alps; origin of the flora of the Alps; altitudinal levels and their characteristic vegetations.
Field trip: Sites on different substrate in the subalpine and alpine zones; structure and development of the soils, implications for the plants, characteristic vegetation types and plant species.
ObjectiveFamiliarity with environmental factors and the interactions between plants and their environment in the area of the Alps.
ContentLecture: Environmental factors in the alps; adaptation of plants; patterns of distribution; genesis of the flora of the Alps; altitudinal levels; characteristic vegetation.
Field trip: Sites on different substrate (dolomite, acid and basic silicate, serpentine) in the subalpine and alpine zones; structure and development of the soils, implications for the plants, characteristic vegetation types and species at the respective sites.
Lecture notessee under "Literatur". For the excursion a guide will be available.
LiteratureLandolt E. 2003: Unsere Alpenflora. 7.Aufl., SAC-Verlag.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Basic knowledge in systematic botany and ecology. Successful participation in the courses "Pflanzendiversität" (Nr. 701-2314-00L), as well as "Pflanzendiversität: kollin und montan" (701-0314-00L) and "Pflanzendiversität: subalpin und alpin" (701-0314-01L) is recommended.

The course consists of the lecture (spring semester, Mo 17-18, CHN G42) and an excursion in July (four days, July 4 to 7, 2018) in the Alps.

The examination includes contents from the lecture and excursion.

Excursion: Travel costs are covered by ETH Zurich. The Biology and Environmental Systems Science Departments contribute to housing costs for the excursion. The remaining costs of 240 Swiss Francs for accommodation, food and the printed excursion booklet are to be covered by the participants.

The excursion takes place in the Alps. Participants therefore must be able and used to walk in steep terrain and have the necessary equipment (most importantly, good hiking shoes). In case of concerns, please contact the responsible person well in advance.

Please note that this course will be taught in German.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersA. Widmer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aidsNone
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

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