bio770 - Field Methods in Organismal Biology (Complete module description)

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) > Wahlpflichtmodule
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)
  • Schmaljohann, Heiko (Module counselling)
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Gerlach, Gabriele (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Albach, Dirk Carl (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Will, Maria (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Mouritsen, Henrik (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Nolte, Arne (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Khan, Gulzar (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Schmaljohann, Heiko (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Prerequisites
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
Literaturempfehlungen
Varies with topic and field locality
Links
www.uni-oldenburg.de/fun_eco/
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually in summer term
Module capacity 21
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Teaching/Learning method Seminar, Übung
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 %)
PLEASE NOTE: Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.