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bio700 - Biodiversity and Ecology of Plants (Complete module description)
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Module label Biodiversity and Ecology of Plants
Module code bio700
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
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  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
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Skills to be acquired in this module

++ deepened biological expertise
+ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
++ interdisciplinary thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
+ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
+ data presentation and discussion in German and English (written and spoken)

The module imparts an advanced knowledge of plant ecology and stimulates cross-scale thinking. The theoretical conceptions in the Functional Ecology of Plants such as biodiversity research are presented in the form of lectures and seminars. Students are enabled to summarize the current state of a limited area of Functional Ecology with the aid of the relevant primary literature and to present it in the subject-specific publication form in their assignment. Practical and methodical skills are acquired in the accompanying exercises.
Module contents
L: Ecology of Plants (1 H/W)
L: Metabolic cycling in plants/Resource acquisition and use by plants (1 H/W)
L: Biodiversity of plants (2 H/W)
E: Methods of physiological ecology of plants/Biodiversity of plants (1 H/W)
SE: Recent papers on physiological ecology of plants/Biodiversity of plants (2 H/W)
Reader's advisory
Grime, J. P. (2001). Plant strategies, vegetation processes and ecosystem properties. Chichester, Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Lambers, H., F. S. Chapin III and T. L. Pons (1998). Plant Physiological Ecology. New York, Springer.
Schulze, E. D., E. Beck and K. Müller-Hohenstein (2002). Pflanzenökologie. Berlin, Springer.
Additional literature depending on how the respective area of work develops.
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
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Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 4.00 56 h
Exercises 1.00 14 h
Seminar 2.00 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 98 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Presentation(s) (30 %)
Assignment (70 %)
Regular active participation is required for the module to be passed.