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bio300 - Evolutionary Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Evolutionary Biology
Module abbreviation bio300
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • Bininda-Emonds, Olaf (module responsibility)
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (module responsibility)
  • Albach, Dirk Carl (module responsibility)
  • Friedl, Thomas (module responsibility)
  • Gerlach, Gabriele (module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Introduction to both microevolution (speciation and species concepts, adaptation and selection, behavioural ecology, reproduction systems) and macroevolution.
Introduction to phylogenetics (phyloinformatics, molecular systematics, phylogeography).
Module contents
The lecture imparts basic knowledge in areas including population biology, phylogenetic systematics, phyloinformatics, behavioural and reproduction ecology.
These fundamentals are extended in the seminar and exercises.
Recommended reading
Freeman, S. and C.J. Herron. 2007. Evolutionary analysis. 4th edition. 800 pp.; Futuyma, D.J. 2007. Evolution. The original with translation. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. 607 pp.; Knoop, V. and K. Müller. 2009. Gene und Stammbäume: ein Handbuch zur molekularen Phylogenetik. 2. Auflage. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. 386 pp.; Zrzavy, J., D. Storch, and S. Mihulka. 2009. Evolution: ein Lese-Lehrbuch. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. 493 pp
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level
Type of module
Teaching/Learning method
Previous knowledge
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 28
Exercises 6 84
Seminar 2 28
Total module attendance time 140 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written examination in the final week of the semester or in the first week following the lecture period.
Written examination (60%)
Portfolio (40%)

Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.