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bio670 - Molecular Ecology (Complete module description)
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Module label Molecular Ecology
Modulkürzel bio670
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Nolte, Arne (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Gerlach, Gabriele (Module counselling)
Prerequisites
BSc, Biologie, MUWI, LÖK
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ 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)
+ statistics & scientific programming

The field of molecular ecology strives to identify relationships between species genotypes, phenotypes and ecological factors. It addresses questions about how organisms adapt and explains patterns of distribution and biodiversity. During the course, participants will get to know the biological background to design an experiment in the field of molecular ecology. We will discuss the state of the art according to literature. Participants will perform sampling and conduct steps of the analysis. The course will cover field methods (sampling) and lab methods (behavior experiments, genetic analyses, phenotypic analyses) as well as computer based analyses.
Module contents
Lecture: AN/GG - Molecular ecology background of specific study systems. The lectures will introduce a study system that will be analyzed during the course (study systems may vary from year to year). It is the goal of the lecture to provide students with background information to develop an experimental design of a field study during the practical.
Excercise: AN/GG - Mixed course with laboratory and field exercises. Samples will be collected in the field. One goal of the course is to apply modern analyses to understand how organisms are distributed. Another aspect is the application of molecular markers to analyze behavioral experiments.
Seminar: Students will familiarize themselves with methods and background papers that they will present during seminar days.
Literaturempfehlungen
wird während des Kurses bekannt gegeben
Links
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity 15
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Lesen von englischer Fachliteratur und die päsen-tation von Seminarthemen auf Englisch. Grund-kenntnisse zum Arbeiten in einem Genlabor und mit dem Computer.
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1 SoSe 14
Seminar 10 SoSe 140
Exercises 1 SoSe 14
Seminar (Pflichtveranstaltung für Erstsemester OHNE bisherige Belehrung) SoSe und WiSe 0
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 168 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
during the module
Presentations (50%), Portfolio (50%).
Regular participation is a prerequisite to pass in the module.