|Module label||Biodiversity and Ecology of Plants|
|Credit points||15.0 KP|
|Faculty/Institute||Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences|
|Used in course of study||
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
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.
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)
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|
|Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload attendance|
|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.