associated with bio890 Current Topics of Biology (Seminar)
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Time of examination
during the module
Präsentationen (50%), Portfolio (50%). Regular participation is a prerequisite to pass in the module.
Skills to be acquired in this module
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.
++ 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