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mar457 - Ecology of Benthic Microorganisms (Complete module description)
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Module label Ecology of Benthic Microorganisms
Module abbreviation mar457
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Master's Programme Marine Environmental Sciences (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • Engelen, Bert (module responsibility)
  • Könneke, Martin (Module counselling)
  • Schupp, Peter (Module counselling)
  • Seidel, Michael (Module counselling)
  • Struve, Torben (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module

They know the basics of microbial ecology and the biogeochemistry of important microbial habitats. They gain knowledge about occurrence, life and activities of microorganisms in these environments with special focus on marine sediments.

Module contents

VL Microbial Ecology:

Principles of marine microbial ecology (Resources and Growth, Competition; Predator-prey Relations; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning), microbial habitats (Limnic, marine, terrestrial habitats; anthropogenic habitats; microbes and humans), microbe – invertebrate interactions (biofouling; microbes as producers of secondary metabolites; sponge microbial associations; role of bacteria during invertebrate settlement).

VL Sediment Microbiology

Introduction into sediment microbiology including anaerobic processes, energy metabolism, cultivation of sediment bacteria, adaptation to environmental conditions, molecular biological methods, quantification of microorganisms and sampling at sea.

Recommended reading
Wird in den Veranstaltungen bekannt gegeben
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Type of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Teaching/Learning method Wahlpflichtbereich Biologie, Ökologie

VL Microbial Ecology
VL Sediment Microbiology
Previous knowledge
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Klausur am Ende der Veranstaltungszeit oder mündliche Prüfung nach Maßgabe der Dozentin oder des Dozenten.

1 benotete Prüfungsleistung

Klausur oder mündliche Prüfung

Type of course Lecture
Frequency SoSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h