Alessia Guggisberg: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Alessia Guggisberg
Address
Professur f. Ökol. Pflanzengenetik
ETH Zürich, CHN G 23
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 74 10
E-mailalessia.guggisberg@usys.ethz.ch
URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alessia_Guggisberg
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
701-0314-01LPlant Diversity: Subalpine/Alpine Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: Enrollment and successful performance assessment of LV 701-0360-00L (Systematic Biology: Plants).

Enrollment for target group until 19.02.2021
Waiting list until 31.03.2021.

The registration form must be handed in by 05.03.2021. Unconfirmed places are allocated to students on the waiting list.
3 credits6PA. Guggisberg
AbstractThe practical focuses on the flora and vegetation of the northern Alps and covers from the upper montane to the lower alpine zone. Depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are offered a mixture of individual activities and guided excursions to deepen their knowledge of plant species and to learn to recognize important vegetation units and their ecological characteristics.
ObjectiveGetting to know the most important vegetation types, their flora and ecological conditions in the northern Alps. Consolidation of taxonomic and plant morphological knowledge. Experience in plant determination using scientific determination keys.
ContentThis course provides an introduction to the flora and vegetation of the northern Alps. The students will become acquainted with the botanical richness of the Alps and the ecological specificities of the encountered habitats. They will not only gain knowledge in plant species, but also learn which environmental conditions do plants cope with and which adaptation they have evolved.

Following topics will be addressed in this course:

- Climatic and geological divisions of the Alps
- Effect of local conditions on vegetation of different altitudes
- Adaptation of plants to various alpine conditions
- Characteristic vegetation types of the subalpine and alpine zone (e.g. subalpine conifer forests, tall-herb communities and green alder scrubs, alpine grassland and scree vegetation, subalpine floodplain forest with fens) and their ecological conditions
- Interaction between plants and their environment: examples from pollination, reproduction and dispersal strategies.
Lecture notesA script is provided via Moodle.
Literature- Baltisberger M., Nyffeler R. & Widmer A. 2013: Systematische Botanik. 4., vollständig überarbeitete und erweiterte Aufl. v/d/f Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich.
- Stützel T. 2015. Botanische Bestimmungsübungen (3. Aufl.). UTB, Ulmer Verlag.
- Hess H.E., Landolt E., Hirzel R. & Baltisberger M. 2015: Bestimmungsschlüssel zur Flora der Schweiz. 7., aktualisierte und überarbeitete Aufl., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel/Boston/Berlin.
Prerequisites / NoticeWe only admit students to the practical who have successfully completed the introductory lectures in systematic botany together with the associated exercises and excursions (cf. course 701-0360-00L Systematic Biology: Plants). In addition, we expect that the participants know how to use a determination key (Bestimmungsschlüssel zur Flora der Schweiz) and understand the necessary terminology.

Students from other universities are requested to contact the lecturers.

Program:
27.6.-1.7.: individual activities and guided day excursions (to be announced)
3.7.: exam at ETH Zentrum

The excursions will take place under any weather conditions. The participants should be able to cope with rough and steep terrain and should bring appropriate equipment. Sturdy mountain boots are mandatory!

Course fees:
No course fees.
701-0360-00LSystematic Biology: Plants Restricted registration - show details 5 credits2V + 3PA. Guggisberg
AbstractThe lecture provides an overview of the diversity of ferns and seed plants. The fundamentals of systematics are taught considering morphological, phylogenetic and ecological aspects. Regarding plant species, emphasis is laid on the flora of Switzerland, but also examples of pharmaceutical relevance and crops will be included.
ObjectiveStudents know:
- the fundamentals of plant systematics
- the higher-level plant groups based on morphological and biological characteristics
- selected families of flowering plants
- selected species and their ecology, with special focus on the flora of Switzerland
- examples of medicinal plants and crops
- site characterstics and the most important vegetation types of the lowlands.
ContentDie Vorlesung verleiht einen Überblick über Moose, Farne, Gymnospermen und Angiospermen. Ausgewählte Familien der Angiospermen werden ausführlich behandelt. Weitere Themen sind Grundlagen der Pflanzensystematik, Generationswechsel, phylogenetische Stammbäume, morphologische Begriffe, sowie Lebensweise und Ökologie der Pflanzen. Anhand ausgewählter Beispiele wird auf die Bedeutung der Pflanzen als Arznei-, Zeiger- und Nutzpflanzen eingegangen. Zudem wird eine Übersicht über Standorteigenschaften und Vegetation des Tieflandes in der Schweiz gegeben.

Im praktischen Teil lernen die Studierenden Merkmale von Blütenpflanzen zu analysieren und üben das Bestimmen von Pflanzenarten. Auf Exkursionen werden Artkenntnisse vermittelt und ein Einblick gegeben in Flora und Vegetation ausgewählter Standorte im Schweizer Mittelland, wobei auch einheimische Arzneipflanzen berücksichtigt werden.
LiteratureBaltisberger et al., Systematische Botanik: Einheimische Farn- und Samenpflanzen. vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich (4. Aufl. 2013).
Hess et al., Bestimmunsschlüssel zur Flora der Schweiz. Springer, Basel (7. Aufl. 2015).
Stützel, Botanische Bestimmungsübungen. UTB, Ulmer Verlag (3. Aufl. 2015).

Baltisberger, Conradin, Frey & Rudow, 2016: eBot6. Internetapplikation.
Für Studierende frei zugänglich unter http://www.balti.ethz.ch/tiki-index.php?page=eBot6.
Prerequisites / NoticeFür Studierende der Pharmazeutischen Wissenschaften Bsc obligatorisch, für Studierende Biologie Bsc und Umweltnaturwissenschaften Bsc mit Vertiefungen in Ökologie und Evolution (Biologie), Wald und Landschaft oder Umweltbiologie besonders empfohlen (Umweltnaturwissenschaften).
701-2314-00LPlant Diversity Restricted registration - show details
Maximum participants: 4 (D-BIOL)

Prerequisite: Enrollment and successful performance assessment of LV 701-0360-00L (Systematic Biology: Plants).

Enrollment for target group until 19.02.2021.
Waiting list until 31.3.2021.

The registration form must be handed in by 05.03.2021. Unconfirmed places are allocated to students on the waiting list.

General safety regulations for all block courses:
-Whenever possible the distance rules have to be respected.
-All students have to wear masks throughout the course. Please keep reserve masks ready. Surgical masks (IIR) or medical grade masks (FFP2) without a valve are permitted. Community masks (fabric masks) are not allowed.
-The installation and activation of the Swiss Covid-App is highly encouraged.
-Any additional rules for individual courses have to be respected.
-Students showing any COVID-19 symptoms are not allowed to enter ETH buildings and have to inform the course responsible.
6 credits12PR. Berndt, A. Guggisberg
AbstractThe practical focuses on the flora and vegetation of selected areas of the Alps and covers the altitudinal range between the colline and the alpine zone. During two excursions, the students will deepen their knowledge of plant species and learn to recognize important vegetation units and their ecological characteristics.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the most important vegetation types, their flora and ecological conditions between the colline and the alpine zone. Consolidation of taxonomic and plant morphological knowledge. Experience in plant determination using scientific determination keys. Basics of scientific collecting and pressing of plants (part I colline/montane).
ContentIn the present course, students can deepen their knowledge on plant species diversity, plant families and morphology. We further study the plants in their natural communities and discuss their environmental conditions as well as eventual adaptations. Further information are provided under each practical part.
Literature- Baltisberger M., Nyffeler R. & Widmer A. 2013: Systematische Botanik. 4., vollständig überarbeitete und erweiterte Aufl. v/d/f Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich.
- Stützel T. 2015. Botanische Bestimmungsübungen (3. Aufl.). UTB, Ulmer Verlag.
- Hess H.E., Landolt E., Hirzel R. & Baltisberger M. 2015: Bestimmungsschlüssel zur Flora der Schweiz. 7., aktualisierte und überarbeitete Aufl., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel/Boston/Berlin.
Prerequisites / NoticeWe only admit students to the practical who have successfully completed the introductory lectures and the associated exercises and excursions (cf. course 701-0360-00L Systematic Biology: Plants). In addition, it is expected that the participants know how to use a determination key (Bestimmungsschlüssel zur Flora der Schweiz) and understand the necessary descriptive terminology.

Students from other universities are requested to contact the lecturers.

Program: Depending on actual Covid situation the program may be changed on short notice!
Part I - colline/montane:
15.-19.6.: guided day excursions (to be announced)
22.6.: (9-11 a.m, HIL E1)

Part II - subalpine/alpine:
27.6.-1.7.: individual activities and guided day excursions (to be announced)
3.7.: exam at ETH Zentrum

The excursions will take place under any weather conditions. The participants should be able to cope with rough and steep terrain and should bring appropriate equipment. Sturdy mountain boots are mandatory!

Course fees:
No course fees.