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300435 VO Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
ON-SITE

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

14 Oct - Global C Cycle
21 Oct - Marine C Cycle I
28 Oct - Marine C Cylce II
4 Nov - Global N Cycle
11 Nov - Terrestrial N Cycle I
18 Nov - Terrestrial N Cycle II
25 Nov - Ecological Stoichiometry
2 Dec - Marine Fe & Si Cycle
9 Dec - Marine Systems & Climate Change
13 Jan - Global Climate Change & IPCC AR 6
27 Jan - First Examination

Thursday 14.10. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 21.10. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 28.10. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 04.11. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 11.11. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 18.11. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 25.11. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.037, Ebene 0
Thursday 02.12. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Thursday 09.12. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Thursday 16.12. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Thursday 13.01. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0
Thursday 20.01. 15:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 0.005, Ebene 0

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture focuses on the controls of biogeochemical cyles, specifically of the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycle in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. A range of advanced ecologocal concepts and theories with regard to ecosystem ecology will complement the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Depending on the Covid-19 situation, the exam will be held either as a digital written exam with open questions by download of an examination sheet (open-book format), or simply as a written exam with in-person attendance.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Good knowledge of all aspects and methods of biogeochemistry and ecosystems, which is covered during the lectures. Specifically, successful students must be able to summarize advanced theories and concepts in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry and to apply them to selected case studies from terrestrial and
aquatic ecosystems.

Written exam: four questions (6 points each) on the entire lecture material. More than half of the attainable points must be achieved in order to successfully complete the exam.
24-22 points (very good, 1); 21-19 (good, 2); 18-16 (satisfactory, 3); 15-13 (sufficient, 4); <13 (failed, 5)

Examination topics

The content of all lectures. Slides will be provided on Moodle.

Reading list

Books and the relevant primary literature will be discussed during the lectures.

Association in the course directory

MEC-2

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