41102 - Ecology Modulübersicht
|Department:||Faculty 2 - Environment and Natural Sciences|
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|Language of Teaching / Examination:||English|
|Frequency of Offer:||Every summer semester|
Students will be able to understand ecological principles and functioning of ecosystems and to apply them to different ecosystems. The connection between ecosystem integrity, ecosystem functions and resource management will be understood.
Part "Terrestrial Ecology"
The objective is to outline the fundamentals of ecology, including biodiversity-ecosystem function research in terrestrial ecosystems with a focus on conservation and resource management. Students will gain knowledge about biodiversity as a basic ecological concept, and will be able to understand the different dimensions of biodiversity when focusing on the protection and management of ecosystems. Students will learn about:
Part "Aquatic Ecology"
Students will understand drivers of freshwater evolution and the variability of freshwater ecosystems. They will obtain knowledge on freshwaterecology, principle functioning of lakes and running waters as well as their role in biogeochemical cycling of landscapes. The connection between freshwater organisms and ecosystem services will be understood. Students will be able to apply general principles of ecology to aquatic ecosystems. They can evaluate the consequences of impacts to aquatic organisms and ecosystem functioning and services.
|Contents:||Part "Terrestrial Ecology"|
|Recommended Prerequisites:||Biology, Chemistry, Statistics|
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|Teaching Materials and Literature:||Part "Terrestrial Ecology"|
Levin - Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (e-book)
Jorgensen - Encyclopedia of Ecology (e-book available)
Schowalter – Insect Ecology (e-book available)
Coleman - Fundamentals of Soil Ecology (e-book available)
Van Dyke – Conservation Biology (e-book available)
Part "Aquatic Ecology "
Dodds, Whiles – Freshwater Ecology (e-book available)
|Module Examination:||Final Module Examination (MAP)|
|Assessment Mode for Module Examination:||Written exam at the end of the lecture period (120 min.) covering both parts of the module. Each part (LE Terrestrial Ecology & LE Aquatic Ecology) contributes 50% to the total number of achievable points.|
|Evaluation of Module Examination:||Performance Verification – graded|
|Limited Number of Participants:||None|
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