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bio720 - Marine Biodiversity (Complete module description)
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Module label Marine Biodiversity
Module code bio720
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
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Module responsibility
Authorized examiners
Module counceling
Entry requirements
BSc (Biology)
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 in German and English (written and spoken)
++ teamwork
+ ethics and professional behaviour
+ project and time management
++ statistics & scientific programming

Knowledge of fundamentals, topical subjects and methods in Marine Biology and Marine Geology. Studies and critical assessment of the scientific literature.
Module contents
L: (AW) General Marine Geology
E: Biogenic sedimentation, Interaction benthos-sediment; (SS) Plankton of the oceans; (MH) unicellular plankton; (IK) benthos of the North-Sea; (PM) biodiversity in the deep sea and on sea-mountains; (JG) conceptions and hypotheses of marine biodiversity, biodiversity of marine vertebrates; (GG) animal migrations and dispersal behaviour.
A lecture comprises the above-mentioned subjects and imparts marine biological theories, research results and methods.
In the seminar, research is presented and discussed.
In the laboratory course/exercises, subjects are treated in coordination with the contents of the lecture. With the aid of a computer, data are analysed and interpreted statistically.
Reader's advisory
as announced in the lecture
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 3.00 WiSe 42 h
Exercises 9.00 WiSe 126 h
Seminar 1.00 WiSe 14 h
Total time of attendance for the module 182 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written examination (60 %)
Presentation(s) (40 %)
Regular active participation is required for the module to be passed.