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bio480 - Functional Morphology of Plants (Complete module description)
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Module label Functional Morphology of Plants
Module code bio480
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Zotz, Gerhard (Module responsibility)
Einzmann, Helena (Module counselling)
Zotz, Gerhard (Authorized examiners)
Einzmann, Helena (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ biological knowledge
+ knowledge of biological working methods
+ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
+ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
+ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
++ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
+ independent learning and (research-based) working

Students acquire knowledge in macroscopic and microscopic morphology of plants, always putting form in the context of function
Students understand the concepts of allometry and scaling
Students put this knowledge in the context of theoretical concepts of ecology and evolution
Students learn experimental techniques in diverse topics, e.g. biomechanics or water relations
Module contents
V: Functional Morphology of Plants (1 SWS)
E: Mikroskopy, biomechanical Experiments, Form/Function Experiments regarding water uptake, storage and loss (2 SWS)
S new studies in the field of functional morphology (1 SWS)
Reader's advisory
Kadereit JW, et al (2014) Strasburger Lehrbuch der Botanik. 37. Aufl. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Eschrich, W. (1995) Funktionelle Pflanzenanatomie. Springer
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually
Module capacity 8
Modullevel / module level AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung, Seminar, Übung
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Ökologie, Flora
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
1 WiSe 14
1 WiSe 14
2 WiSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
1 Portfolio (oral presentation and 1 report) OR 1 Written examination