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bio675 - Molecular Ecology (Complete module description)
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Module label Molecular Ecology
Modulkürzel bio675
Credit points 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master) > Basismodule
Zuständige Personen
Nolte, Arne (Module responsibility)
Gerlach, Gabriele (Module counselling)
Nolte, Arne (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Gerlach, Gabriele (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Dennenmoser, Stefan (Prüfungsberechtigt)
B.Sc. (Biologie, Umweltwissenschaften) M.Sc. (Biologie, Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Landschaftsökologie)
Skills to be acquired in this module
The field of molecular ecology strives to identify relationships between species genotypes, phenotypes and ecological factors. It addresses questions about how organisms adapt and explains patterns of distribution and biodiversity. During the course, participants will get to know the biological background to design an experiment in the field of molecular ecology. We will discuss the state of the art according to literature. Participants will perform sampling and conduct steps of the analysis. The course will cover field methods (sampling) and lab methods (behavior experiments, genetic analyses, phenotypic analyses) as well as computer based analyses.

++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
++ data analysis skills
+ interdisciplinary thinking
+ critical and analytical thinking
+ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ ability to perform independent biological research
++ data presentation and discussion (E) (written and spoken)
+ statistics & scientific programming
Module contents
Lecture: AN/GG - Molecular ecology background of specific study systems. The lectures will introduce a study system that will be analyzed during the course (study systems may vary from year to year). It is the goal of the lecture to provide students with background information to develop an experimental design of a field study during the practical. Excercise: AN/GG - Mixed course with laboratory and field exercises. Samples will be collected in the field. One goal of the course is to apply modern analyses to understand how organisms are distributed. Another aspect is the application of molecular markers to analyze behavioral experiments.
will be announced during the course
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 15
Reference text
associated with bio890 Current Topics of Biology (Seminar)
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Lesen von englischer Fachliteratur und die Päsentation von Seminarthemen auf Englisch. Grund-kenntnisse zum Arbeiten in einem Genlabor und mit dem Computer.
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 SoSe 28
Exercises 6 SoSe 84
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 112 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
during the module
Präsentationen (50%), Portfolio (50%).
Regular participation is a prerequisite to pass in the module.