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/Global Change Ecology M.Sc.

A: Environmental Change

NummerTitelCredit PointsSemesterKurs Nr.
220619Biodiversity in the Tropics

Learning Objectives: Module aim is to gain a sound overview of tropical ecology and in particular of research on biodiversity in the tropics. Students learn on the basis of examples different approaches to advance and test an ecological hypothesis. Critically reading and assessing assess scientific literature, as well as scientific presentation are practiced. Course

Content: First, the module provides an introductory overview of tropical ecology. On the basis of tropical forests which represents one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, we deal with theories and today‘s state of knowledge on mechanisms of the origin and maintenance of diversity, processes determining the spatial and temporal distribution of diversity, the functions of diversity, impacts of climate change and land use and strategies for protection. In doing so we include genetic, chemical, functional and species diversity as well as different taxonomic groups.

A1Climate Change5 
 Natural Climate and Human Impacts on Climate (A1a)2174006
 Climate Variability and Change: Natural and Man-Made (A1b)3174007
A2Ecological Climatology5 
 Ecological Climatology (A2a)2224008
 Ecological Climatology (A2b)3224009
A3Extreme Events and Natural Hazards5 
 Natural Risks and Hazards (A3a)2174010
 Extreme Events (A3b)3274011
A4Changes in Aquatic Ecosystems5 
 Hydrological Concepts (A4a)3174012
 Water resources in a quickly changing world - impacts and challenges (A4b)2274013
A5Changes in Agroecosystems5 
 Soil and Plant Hydrology (A5a)2174015
 Global Change and Agroecosystems (A5b)31740016
A6Biogeochemical Fluxes5 
 Transport Systems (A6)5270550
A7Rhizosphere Research5 
 Rhizosphere Biogeochemistry and Biophysics (A7a)3220554
 Emerging topics in Rhizosphere Research(A7b)2120139
A8Biodiversity in the Tropics51 
 Biodiversity in the Tropics5100441, 00750
-O Overview- -A Environmental Change- -B Ecological Change- -C Societal Change- -M Methods- -F Free Choice- -I Internships- -S International Science Schools- -T Master Thesis-
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