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Insect Ecology and Biodiversity
(dt. Ökologie und Biodiversität der Insekten)

Level, degree of commitment Profile module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Seminar „Ökologie and Biodiversität der Insekten“,
180 hours (seminar: 10 h recitation class: 50 h private study inkl. Vorbereitung and Ablegen der Prüfungen: 120 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Oral colloquium protocol
Examination type: Presentation
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Biologie.
Nach der lectureszeit des Wintersemesters
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In seminar.

Current topics in insect systematics, biology, and ecology will be presented and discussed in lecture format.

In the exercise

The identification of important native insects will be practiced using specimens. In addition, the preparation of insects and the establishment of a scientific collection will be learned. As part of the exercise, there will be a one-day excursion to the Senckenberg Naturmuseum in Frankfurt.

Qualification Goals

Insects are the most species-rich taxonomic group of animals. Without an understanding of insect biodiversity, no fundamental understanding of biodiversity is possible. This module will highlight the importance of insects to ecological and conservation issues. In addition, students will gain in-depth knowledge of the systematics of the native insect fauna by learning preparation techniques and how to identify insects.




Module imported from B.Sc. Biologie.

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Biology.

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