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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
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
Responsible persons
Martinez Arbizu, Pedro Miguel (Module responsibility)
Glatzel, Thomas (Module counselling)
Martinez Arbizu, Pedro Miguel (Authorized examiners)
Glatzel, Thomas (Authorized examiners)
Wehrmann, Achim (Authorized examiners)
Rossel, Sven (Authorized examiners)
Gutt, Julian (Authorized examiners)
Kröncke, Ingrid (Authorized examiners)
BSc (Biology)
Skills to be acquired in this module
[nop] ++ 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 [/nop] 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.
Reader's advisory
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
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
3 WiSe 42
9 WiSe 126
1 WiSe 14
Total time of attendance for the module 182 h
Examination Time of examination 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.