mar457 - Ecology of Benthic Microorganisms (Course overview)

mar457 - Ecology of Benthic Microorganisms (Course overview)

Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment 6 KP
Semester courses Sommersemester 2021
Lehrveranstaltungsform: Lecture
  • No access 5.13.502 - Sediment Microbiology Show lecturers
    • Dr. Bert Engelen
    • Dr. Marion Pohlner
    • Dr. Jürgen Köster
    • Jack Longman
    • Dr. Michael Seidel
    • Prof. Dr. Martin Könneke

    Dates on Monday, 07.06.2021 - Friday, 11.06.2021, Monday, 14.06.2021 - Friday, 18.06.2021, Monday, 21.06.2021 - Friday, 25.06.2021 14:00 - 16:00
  • No access 5.13.512 - Microbial Ecology Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp
    • Dr. Bert Engelen
    • Dr. Marion Pohlner

    Dates on Monday, 10.05.2021 - Wednesday, 12.05.2021, Friday, 14.05.2021, Monday, 17.05.2021 - Friday, 21.05.2021, Tuesday, 25.05.2021 - Friday, 28.05.2021, Monday, 31.05.2021 - Friday, 04.06.2021 16:00 - 18:00
Hinweise zum Modul
Prüfungszeiten
Klausur am Ende der Veranstaltungszeit oder mündliche Prüfung nach Maßgabe der Dozentin oder des Dozenten.
Module examination

1 benotete Prüfungsleistung

Klausur oder mündliche Prüfung

Skills to be acquired in this module

The aim of the module " Ökologie benthischer Mikroorganismen " is to impart in-depth knowledge of microbial ecology with a focus on sediment microbiology in the frame of two lectures. In the lecture “Microbial ecology”, the students learn about principles of microbial ecology, microbial habitats, and microbe – invertebrate interactions. This knowledge is deepened in the lecture “Sediment microbiology”.

Professional competences

The students:
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deepen their knowledge on principles in microbial ecology (resources and growth, competition, predator-prey relations, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning)
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understand microbial processes and the effect of environmental conditions on microorganisms in different habitats (limnic, marine, terrestrial, anthropogenic, microbes and humans)
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get a deep insight into microbe – invertebrate interactions (biofouling, microbes as producers of secondary metabolites, sponge microbial associations, role of bacteria during invertebrate settlement)
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are able to describe the importance of microorganisms in biochemical cycles, including anaerobic processes and energy metabolism 

Methodological competence

The students:
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can explain various methods and analytical procedures (cultivation of sediment bacteria, molecular biological methods, quantification of microorganisms and sampling at sea)

Social skills

The students:
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interact with students of the “Master microbiology” program

Self-competence

The students:
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develop their communication skills in English