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bio770 - Field Methods in Organismal Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Field Methods in Organismal Biology
Modulkürzel bio770
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 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
Zotz, Gerhard (Module responsibility)
Gerlach, Gabriele (Module counselling)
Albach, Dirk Carl (Module counselling)
von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Module counselling)
Mouritsen, Henrik (Module counselling)
Nolte, Arne (Module counselling)
Zotz, Gerhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Gerlach, Gabriele (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Albach, Dirk Carl (Prüfungsberechtigt)
von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Mouritsen, Henrik (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Nolte, Arne (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Will, Maria (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Khan, Gulzar (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ 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)
++ project and time management
++ statistics & scientific programming

The molecule aims at enabling students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical, hypothesis-based field studies within the scope of a seminar. The data derived from the individual projects performed are then to be documented and discussed in the form of a written laboratory course report oriented by a scientific publication and to be written in English. Several teachers cooperate to enable interdisciplinary approaches (e.g. botanical-zoological approaches).
Module contents
S: Biogeographic and ecological classification and characterization of a biome (e.g. Mediterranean region, moist tropics, boreal zone), independent identification and treatment of scientific questions, presentation of scientific results in a “mini symposium” subsequent to the field studies. E: Planning and performing a field study project, data analysis, written report in the form of a scientific publication
Varies with topic and field locality
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity 21
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Exercises 10 SoSe 140
Seminar 2 SoSe 28
Seminar (Pflichtveranstaltung für Erstsemester OHNE bisherige Belehrung) WiSe 0
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 168 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
2 Presentations (30 %) Laboratory course report on project work (70 %)