EEB5084 (B44U1960), semester 109-2, in English
Instructors: David Zelený (澤大衛)
TA: Tsai, Cheng-Yang, 蔡晟洋 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
When & where: Tuesdays 14:20-17:20 in R1217 (see Calendar)
Link to CEIBA: https://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1092EEB5084_
This course is focused on the introduction to methods used in vegetation survey: sampling of forest and non-forest vegetation, measuring and estimating habitat environmental conditions, and vegetation mapping. The course is composed of three equally important parts: theoretical part, field survey and lab work.
Students will learn the theoretical background of field vegetation survey, apply it in practice, collect real data in the field, process them in the lab and discuss the results.
The class is NOT held every week, but only on selected weeks (usually before and after the weekend excursion, with the exception of the first class). Excursions will be held on selected Saturdays or Sundays (three during the semester), and the theoretical class will be the week before, while the practical lab the week after given weekend's excursion. See the Calendar for exact dates of each excursion (this will be agreed upon in the first class).
Visited areas for the field trips will be in places accessible by public transportation (bus, train) - we will usually start to hike to the mountains from the bus or train station. You need to pay for the transport and accommodation by yourself.
Important: you need to have accident insurance for each trip (意外險)! This is not negotiable: no insurance = no trip. One day insurance (~40 NT) is enough and can be easily issued few days before the excursion.
The class consists of three parts:
|Attending the class (theory, field trips & lab)||55%|
|Homework assignments (2-3 per semester)||20%|
|Activity in the class (group and individual work)||25%|
Note that you need to attend all whole-day excursions unless you have a serious reason why you can't (e.g. health issues). We also strongly suggest that you attend all the theoretical parts and labs. During the semester there will be 3-4 homework assignments and several of group and individual tasks.