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lök240 - Functional ecology of communities in heterogeneous landscapes (Complete module description)
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Module label Functional ecology of communities in heterogeneous landscapes
Module code lök240
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master) >
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Skills to be acquired in this module
Upon successful completion of the module students will gain:
  • Technical skills in ecological field experiments, determination of plants in the field, phytosociological records, soil inventories, biomass determination and determination of biological characteristics
- Technical skills in laboratory work, statistics
  • Skills in mapping plants and animals, application of GIS, spatial statistics
  • Advanced knowledge of spatial ecology and the conditions of survival in heterogeneous landscapes as well as knowledge of functional ecology; assessment of academic voids between theory and empiricism
  • Skills in independently dealing with ecological literature and information, respectively
Ranking/position of the module within the course of studies:
The module imparts action-oriented and theoretical knowledge of the conditions of survival in plant and animal species in heterogeneous landscapes. It serves the prognosis of impacts on the biodiversity caused by environmental changes. This represents a crucial qualification for environmental planning and habitat restitution projects.
Module contents
  • Practical training in the field and in the laboratory, practical training in statistics
  • Functional ecology of communities in spatio-temporally heterogeneous landscapes: Literature analyses
  • Functional plant ecology: Biological characteristics related to disturbances and soil resources (laboratory analyses, statistical analysis)
Reader's advisory
Literature will be announced during the preparatory course and is contingent on the latest developments in the research field.
Language of instruction English
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
Exercises 8.00 112 h
Seminar 2.00 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 140 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
a) Seminar paper (weighting 20 %)
b) Specialized practical exercise (weighting 80 %)