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300540 SE+UE Biotic Interactions and Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics (2018S)

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 served).


max. 10 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Seminar (SE) and Practical (UE) take place in blocked form. First meeting 07.03.2018, 14.00-15.00h, Systematic & Evolutionary Botany Meeting room (room 249/ 250, 2nd floor).

Monday 04.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 05.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 06.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 07.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 08.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students learn to deal with the following topics: 1) Conceptual framework and practical methods of evolutionary ecology; 2) Significance of eco-evolutionary dynamics involving plants, with special emphasis on plant-herbivore and plant-pollinator interactions; 3) Mutualistic and antagonistic relationships in the evolutionary context. Students gain practical knowledge concerning biological activities of selected secondary plant metabolites, i.e. the molecules enabling plant defence and interaction / communication between plants and associated biota.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation in Seminar: 50%
Labwork: 10%
Protocol to practical part: 40%
Positive credit from 51% on.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presentation and discussion of selected topics, completed by analysis of biotic interactions in the context of eco-evolutionary processes

Examination topics

Introduction to topics of the seminar; Presentation by students;
Practical work in an experimental common garden and in the chemodiversity / molecular lab (phytochemical methods, bioassays)

Reading list

see learning platform

Association in the course directory

MEV W-5, LA BU-FW, MBO 7, UF BU 10, MES5, MEC-9

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:44