Februar 2013

Mata Atlantica Projekte
  1. Practical course: Applied entomology I. Development, behavior and physiology of honey bees, introduction to apiculture, biology of other social insects and solitary bees.
  2. Practical course: Developmental physiology. Introduction to invertebrate and vertebrate model organisms, selected topics of development such as oogenesis, fertilization, cleavage patterns, larval development, hormonal regulation of moulting, mesoderm induction, limb development.
  3. Practical course: Zoology for students of geo-ecology. Biodiversity and monitoring methods. Diversity and adaptiveness of morphological structures.
  4. Seminar: Neotropical fauna. Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects typical for the Neotropis, major neotropical biomes, and selected topics of tropical ecology. Prerequisite for field course.
  5. Field course: Excursion to Brazil. Fauna of different neotropical ecosystems such as Amazonia, Pantanal, Atlantic Rain Forest, Araucaria forest, coastal lagoons. In co-operation with PUCRS, Porto Alegre, USP, São Paulo and Ribeirão Preto, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, UFAP, Macapa.
  6. Seminar: Biology of Social Insects. Life history of social bees, wasps, ants and termites, regulation of caste determination, theories of evolution of insect societies.