551-0435-00L  Systematic Biology: Zoology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersO. Y. Martin, M. Greeff
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


551-0435-00 VSystematische Biologie: Zoologie2 hrs
Thu10:15-12:00LFV E 41 »
O. Y. Martin, M. Greeff
551-0435-00 PSystematische Biologie: Zoologie
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Das Praktikum beginnt erst in der zweiten Semesterwoche.
Das 2 Std. Praktikum wird in zwei Gruppen angeboten. Die Gruppeneinteilung erfolgt in der ersten Vorlesung "Systematische Biologie: Zoologie" (für Studierende des Lehrdiploms Biologie nach Absprache).
2 hrs
Fri14:15-16:00LFW E 13 »
16:15-18:00LFW E 13 »
01.11.17:15-19:00LFW E 13 »
O. Y. Martin, M. Greeff

Catalogue data

AbstractLecture: The lecture provides an overview of animal diversity. Using key selected groups, phylogenetic, morphological and ecological aspects are addressed. Two priority topics are the arthropods and the vertebrates (including vertebrate fauna of Switzerland).

Practical: Knowledge of selected animal groups and their characteristics (supplementing the lecture) and of the basic methods.
ObjectiveLecture: The systematic classification of animals and the characteristics of the most important animal groups, basic animal body plans.

Practical: Examples of selected animal groups and their characteristics; acquire the relevant skills: simple preparations, dissection, microscopy, drawing, protocols.
ContentLecture: Body plans, characteristics, diversity and phylogenetic position of the main groups of Protozoa, Invertebrates, and Vertebrates, with a special focus on Arthropods and Vertebrates (including vertebrate fauna of Switzerland).

Practical: Macroscopic and microscopic study of selected Protozoa, Invertebrates (especially insects) and Vertebrates: morphology and anatomy; behaviour, mainly locomotion, feeding, and reproduction.
Lecture notesScripts can be downloaded from Moodle, and additional material will be handed out (particularly in the practical).
LiteratureNo further literature required, the script contains suggestions for further reading.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersO. Y. Martin, M. Greeff
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 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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