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lök240 - Functional ecology of communities in heterogeneous landscapes (Course overview)
Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences 15 KP
Module responsibility
  • Michael Kleyer
Authorized examiners
  • Michael Kleyer
module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2020/2021 Examination
Exercises
Seminar
Notes for the module
Module examination
a) Seminar paper (weighting 20 %)
b) Specialized practical exercise (weighting 80 %)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Upon successful completion of the module students will gain:
  • Technical skills in ecological field experiments, determination of plants in the field, phytosociological records, soil inventories, biomass determination and determination of biological characteristics
- Technical skills in laboratory work, statistics
  • Skills in mapping plants and animals, application of GIS, spatial statistics
  • Advanced knowledge of spatial ecology and the conditions of survival in heterogeneous landscapes as well as knowledge of functional ecology; assessment of academic voids between theory and empiricism
  • Skills in independently dealing with ecological literature and information, respectively
Ranking/position of the module within the course of studies:
The module imparts action-oriented and theoretical knowledge of the conditions of survival in plant and animal species in heterogeneous landscapes. It serves the prognosis of impacts on the biodiversity caused by environmental changes. This represents a crucial qualification for environmental planning and habitat restitution projects.