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bio880 - Skills in Plant Systematics (Complete module description)
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Module label Skills in Plant Systematics
Modulkürzel bio880
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
Zuständige Personen
Albach, Dirk Carl (Module responsibility)
von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Module counselling)
Albach, Dirk Carl (Prüfungsberechtigt)
von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
In this module, we provide the skills necessary to describe and distinguish species for floras and monographs/first publication of species. For that, an overview over the plant kingdom is provided. Further, various non-molecular methods of systematics are practiced, such as morphometry, SEM, identification key generation, nomenclature, species delimitation methods, and interpretation of phylogenetic analyses.

+ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
++ data analysis skills + critical and analytical thinking
++ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
+ ability to perform independent biological research
++ data presentation and discussion (E) (written and spoken)
+ teamwork
+ statistics & scientific programming
Module contents
In the seminar we provide an overview over the larger groups of plants and characters for their grouping. We analyse methods for phylogeny generation, angiosperm classification and description of new taxa. In the exercises morphological characters are investigated in various ways and internet resources for further morphological characters presented. Species delimitation methods for molecular and morphological characters are used. Identification keys are generated and nomenclatural rules discussed.
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 8
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlmodul / Opportunity
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge gute Kenntnisse der heimischen Flora
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 2 WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
1 presentation
1 report