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bio720 - Marine Biodiversity (Complete module description)
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Module label Marine Biodiversity
Modulkürzel bio720
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
Zuständige Personen
Martinez Arbizu, Pedro Miguel (Module responsibility)
Martinez Arbizu, Pedro Miguel (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Wehrmann, Achim (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Rossel, Sven (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Gutt, Julian (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Kröncke, Ingrid (Prüfungsberechtigt)
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 (written and spoken) (E)
++ 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. Methods and scientific work on research vessels. 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.
as announced in the lecture
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
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
Lecture 3 WiSe 42
Exercises 9 WiSe 126
Seminar 1 WiSe 14
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 182 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written examination (60 %), portfolio (20 %), short presentaion (20%)
Regular active participation is required for the module to be passed.