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bio480 - Functional Morphology of Plants (Complete module description)
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Module label Functional Morphology of Plants
Modulkürzel bio480
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Module responsibility)
  • Einzmann, Helena (Module counselling)
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Einzmann, Helena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
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)
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
Modulart / typ of module
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1 WiSe 14
Seminar 1 WiSe 14
Exercises 2 WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
1 Portfolio (oral presentation and 1 report) OR 1 Written examination