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300305 VO Introduction to bryology (2020S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


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


Language: German

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture provides information on the following topics: short history of bryology, anatomy and morphology of liverworts and mosses, life-forms and -strategies of bryophytes, physiology of bryophytes with an emphasis on water-content, nutrition and photosynthesis; ecology of bryophytes in important national ecosystems.
This lecture should be a basis for the better understanding of the importance of bryophytes for the ecosystem function and should encourage to include bryophytes in their further work.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination at the end of the lecture

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Für das Erreichen einer positiven Note müssen mindestens 50 % der maximal möglichen Punkteanzahl erreicht werden

Examination topics


Reading list

RICHARDSON, D. H. S. (1981): The Biology of Mosses. – Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, London, Edinburgh, Boston, Melbourne
VANDERPOORTEN, Alain und Bernard GOFFINET (Hrsg.): Introduction to Bryophytes. – Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
GOFFINET, Bernard und A. Jonathan SHAW (Hrsg.): Bryophyte Biology. – Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
SMITH, A. J. E. (Hrsg.) Bryophyte Ecology – Chapman and Hall, London

Association in the course directory

MBO 7, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04, WZB

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