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lök285 - Special Vegetation Ecology
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Module label Special Vegetation Ecology
Module code lök285
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master) >
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Entry requirements
Completed Bachelor studies with ecological orientation
Skills to be acquired in this module
The module qualifies the participants to extend their knowledge acquired in their ecologically oriented Master studies of Landscape Ecology. This comprises advanced knowledge of the flora and vegetation types in Central Europe as well as the acquisition of additional methods in vegetation ecology.
Module contents
In the summer term, the module includes, as a compulsory component (6 CP), a one-week field work in a selected Central European natural landscape focussing on floristic, vegetation ecological, phytosociological (syntaxonomical) aspects as well as on aspects of biocoenology and nature conservation.

Additionally, the lecture "Vegetation Ecology" (3 CP) is offered in the winter term, imparting the fundamentals of development, dynamics, dispersal, site conditions, floristic composition as well as protection of decisive Central European vegetation and biotope types, respectively.
Reader's advisory
Dierschke, H. (1994): Pflanzensoziologie. Grundlagen und Methoden. UTB Große Reihe; Stuttgart.
Ellenberg, H. & Leuschner, C. (2010): Vegetation Mitteleuropas mit den Alpen in ökologischer, dynamischer und historischer Sicht. 6th edition; Stuttgart.
Frey, W. & Lösch, R. (2010): Lehrbuch der Geobotanik. 3rd edition, Stuttgart and others.
Pott, R. (1995): Die Pflanzengesellschaften Deutschlands. 2nd edition; Stuttgart.
Van der Maarel, E. (ed.) (2005): Vegetation Ecology; Malden.
Wilmanns, O. (1998): Ökologische Pflanzensoziologie. 6th edition; Heidelberg.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
The field work is also part of the 6 CP module lök280 "Special Vegetation Ecology". Therefore, it is not possible to register for the modules lök280 and lök285 simultaneously.
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 28 h
Exercises 4.00 56 h
Total time of attendance for the module 84 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Before the end of the module
Oral examination or assignment