Stud.IP Uni Oldenburg
University of Oldenburg
30.06.2022 20:57:31
lök250 - Functional Ecology of Plants (Complete module description)
Original version English Download as PDF
Module label Functional Ecology of Plants
Module code lök250
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master) > Vertiefungsmodule zweites Fachsemester
Responsible persons
Zotz, Gerhard (Module responsibility)
Zotz, Gerhard (Module counselling)
Einzmann, Helena (Authorized examiners)
Zotz, Gerhard (Authorized examiners)
Hoeber, Vincent (Authorized examiners)
Will, Maria (Authorized examiners)
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
Reader's advisory
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
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
10 140
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 196 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Two seminar papers (30%)
Project report (70%)