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Laboratory for palynology
Faculty of Sciences
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 2
21 000 Novi Sad
Serbia

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Aerobiology

INFO:
Study program: GRADUATE ECOLOGY STUDIES
Lecturer: Prof Smiljka Šimić, PhD
Organization: Laboratory for palynology Team
Type: ELECTIVE
ESPB: 6
Conditions: none

AIM:
Introduction to aerobiology – scientific discipline that studies biological particles suspended in the atmosphere (transport, release, deposition and influence to evironment).

CONTENT:
LECTURES: Definition and historical development of aerobiology as well as application of aerobiological results in medicine, agriculture, forestry, climatology and forensic sciences. Introduction to biological particles suspended in the atmosphere, their origin, release, transport, elimination from the air as well as their influence to the environment. Teaching the most often used sampling methods (sedimentation, inertial, electron), their physical background and devices in use (Cour, Durham, Tauber, Andersen, Hirst, Rotorod, Ciclone). Special attention will be given to sampling and analysis (quantitative, qualitative, temporal as well as forecasting) of pollen, fungal spores and bacteria suspended in the atmosphere.

PRACTICAL WORK: Work with Rotorod, Durham, Tauber, Andersen and Hirst samplers. Preparation of samples and their analysis under light microscope. Identification of the most important allergenic pollen (birch, grass, mugworth, ragweed, olive) and the most frequent and abundant airborne fungal spores (Cladosporium, Alternaria, Epicoccum).

EXAMINING METHODOLOGY:
Student's work and obtained knowledge will be assesed according to this plan:

Description

Maximum score 

Activities during lectures and practical work 

15%

Seminar 1 (essay) 

15%

Seminar 2 (review of scientific paper)

15%

Test

55%


Total 100%

Score ranking:
0-55%.........F (failed)
56-60%.......E (pass - narrow)
61-70%.......D (pass)
71-80%.......C (pass)
81-90%.......B (pass -very good)
91-100%.....A (pass- excellent)

RELEVANCE OF THE COURSE:
Obtained basic aerobiological knowledge will enable active involvement of students in work of laboratories that perform aerobiological research or use their results (for example: plant protection, occupation health, meteorology, allergology and forensics).