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bio255 - Fundamentals of Molecular Ecology (Complete module description)
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Module label Fundamentals of Molecular Ecology
Modulkürzel bio255
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Nolte, Arne (Module responsibility)
  • Nolte, Arne (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ biological knowledge
++ knowledge of biological working methods
++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
+ statistics & scientific programming
++ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
++ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
++ deepened expertise in biological specialist field

The field of molecular ecology examines relationships among genotypes, phenotypes and the environment to explain evolution and diversity of organisms. The lecture will introduce basics in genomics, molecular evolution and population genetics to explore properties of the genome and the organism from an evolutionary perspective. Central aspects are the adaptation of species to their environment and ecological change, speciation, the genetic basis of phenotypic change. Methods and data used in genomics and molecular ecology will be introduced during the lecture and exercises.
Module contents
Lecture: the lecture conveys knowledge about the fields of genomics, evolution and organismic biology. Moreover laboratory methods as well as basics and background information on the analysis of genetic and genomic datasets are given.

Excercise: Modern data sets and up to date methods in genomics and population genetics are introduced. The practical emphasizes computer based data analyses.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 30
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1.5 WiSe 21
Exercises 4.5 WiSe 63
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module