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bio245 - Flora and Fauna (Complete module description)
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Module label Flora and Fauna
Module abbreviation bio245
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • Albach, Dirk Carl (module responsibility)
  • Will, Maria (Module counselling)
  • Wilke, Tanja (Module counselling)
  • von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Module counselling)
  • Albach, Dirk Carl (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Will, Maria (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Wilke, Tanja (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Donat, Frank Henrik (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Plewka, Isabelle (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
+ biological knowledge + knowledge of biological working methods + independent learning and (research-based) working + knowledge of safety and environmental issues
To determine species-rich taxa and to verify the results independently using relevant literature
Module contents
Lecture: Introduction to the variety of indigenous flora and fauna, presentation of important plant families and animal groups, studying the characteristics important for determination, introduction to systematics. Moreover, subjects are included that present ecological aspects of the taxa dealt with. Exercise: Applying literature to determine animal and plant species and to classify them systematically. Field Exercise: Excursions to the characteristic North German biotopes. The excursions focus on correct identification and classification of plants and animals according to the properties of the living organism.
Recommended reading
Botany: Rothmaler - Exkursionsflora von Deutschland, Band 2 - Grundband, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag Zoology: M. Schaefer: Brohmer - Fauna von Deutschland, from 20th edition
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Modul für
- Studierende des Fachbachelors mit Studienbeginn ab dem WiSe 23/24 sowie für
- Lehramts-Studierende und 2FB-Studierende ohne Lehramtsorientierung mit Studienbeginn vor dem WiSe 23/24. (Übergangsbestimmung bis zum Sommersemester 2025; auf Antrag und mit Zustimmung des Prüfungsausschusses ist auch ein Wechsel in die aktuelle Prüfungsordnung möglich)
Module level
Type of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung, Übung, Geländeübung
Previous knowledge
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1 SoSe 14
Exercises (inkl. Geländeübung) 5 SoSe und WiSe 70
Total module attendance time 84 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Botany: Written examination before the end of the lecture Zoology: Written examination before the end of the lecture
1 written examination (Botany 50 %) 1 written examination (Zoology 50 %) ungraded minutes PLEASE NOTE: Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.