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lök250 - Functional Ecology of Plants (Complete module description)
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Module label Functional Ecology of Plants
Modulkürzel lök250
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master) > Vertiefungsmodule zweites Fachsemester
Zuständige Personen
Zotz, Gerhard (Module responsibility)
Zotz, Gerhard (Module counselling)
Einzmann, Helena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Zotz, Gerhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Hoeber, Vincent (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Will, Maria (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Lecture: Special subjects of Functional Ecology of Plants are dealt with in detail giving the students a general idea of recent research in the field. Seminar: Giving seminar papers based on own or other people´s research allows the improvement of presentation skills. Practical work: Project work including independent planning, performance, analysis, and presentation will familiarize students with the scientific method.
Module contents
L: ”Scaling“: Physiological Ecology from individual organ to ecosystem
SE: Recent studies in experimental ecology
E: Independent research project
von Willert, D. J., R. Matyssek and W. Herppich (1995). Experimentelle Pflanzenökologie. Stuttgart, Thieme Verlag
Lambers, H., F. S. Chapin III and T. L. Pons (2008). Plant Physiological Ecology. New York, Springer.
Schulze, E. D., E. Beck and K. Müller-Hohenstein (2002). Pflanzenökologie. Berlin, Springer.

Additional literature will be announced during the module and is contingent on the latest developments in the research field.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method V, S, Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 28
Exercises 10 140
Seminar 2 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 196 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Two seminar papers (30%)
Project report (70%)