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300139 UE Introduction to biodiversity and ecosystem research (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 20 participants
Language: English



Preparatory meeting will take place 5th of March 2021, at 11:00h on-line. Please use the following link:
Get in ontact with possible supervisors (see list at the end of the page) already in advance of the preparatory meeting and ask for their availability. 1-2 students are possible per supervisor.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students will choose one of the offered topics (i.e. a small scientific project) and then work on this project under the supervision of the contributing staff in the respective working groups and labs. This course is providing all new MEC students a first opportunity to dip into practice-oriented research. Depending on the topic and the number of participants, students will either work individually, or jointly with a second student.

For further details refer to:


Assessment and permitted materials

Final talks of the MEC4-projects will be held end of June and end of September 2021. According to the current situation, the project results will be presented in an on-line meeting. Grading will be done by your supervisor.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation during the project work (70%) and final oral presentation (30%)

Examination topics

Scientific lab work under direct supervision of faculty staff.

Reading list

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Tu 08.06.2021 09:09