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bio780 - Biodiversity of Littoral Communities (Course overview)
Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences 15 KP
Module components Semester courses Sommersemester 2015 Examination
Notes for the module
Safe apnoediving with aptitude test and medical fitness certificate
Time of examination
during the lectures
Module examination
1. Report(s) (30 %)
2. Assignment (70 %) (project report in the style of a scientific publication)

Regular active participation in all three lectures is required for the module to be passed.
Skills to be acquired in this module
By actively participating in this module students acquire qualifications in the following fields:
Biological oceanography, marine biology and marine ecology:
  • Geological formation history of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, respectively, or the Red Sea and adjacent seas
  • Oceanography and hydrology
  • Development of the faunal and floral composition of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Mediterranean region or the Red Sea (biogeography)
  • Commercial utilization of the seas and its impacts
  • Biotopes and biotic communities
  • Evolution, systematics, morphology, modes of life, and ecology of selected animal groups
  • Applying theoretical knowledge to real-world organisms/systems
  • Improved and specialized knowledge of species
  • Adaptation of life cycles
  • Interaction between organisms and environment
  • Dynamics of reef-building and reef-degrading processes
  • Threat to coral reefs/protection of marine environments

  • Formulation and definition of scientific approaches and selection of methods
  • Observation and investigation of organisms and their habitats (snorkelling/diving)
  • Documentation of small research projects in groups in the style of a scientific publication
  • Editorial work to prepare a module report
  • Popular presentation of results to be published by the media and to be presented at the University

Further skills:
  • Social engagement in groups/teamwork in projects
  • Independent scientific work in groups
  • Improvement of scientific discussion culture
  • Consciousness of the threat to coral reefs
  • Practising English
  • Dealing with the culture of the visited region

- History, culture, politics, and religion

  • Physiological aspects of apnoediving
  • Measures in case of accidents (also caused by "poisonous" organisms)