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Focus Subject - Biodiversity

You have to choose the theoretical module (TM) and the practical module (PM).

Please note! Currently you can choose either the subject "Biodiversity" or "Ecology and Nature Conservation". Currently it is not possible to choose both subjects.

TM Biodiversity


Detailed module description - pdf

Person in charge: Prof. Dr. Peter Poschlod

Module contents
  • Biodiversity and biogeography of plants
  • Origin and development of the biodiversity of central Europe since the last ice age
  • Biodiversity of central European habitats
  • Presentation and discussion of a research based topic in the field of biodiversity
Module components
  1. at least two lectures in the field of biodiversity (for a selection see the course catalog at the university portal; WS and SS)
  2. one seminar in the field of biodiversity (for a selection see the course catalog at the university portal; WS and SS)

In the seminar a seminar presentation has to be held and registered in Flexnow as an ungraded study achievement (Studienleistung).

Note! If you are not sure what lectures and seminar to select, please contact the person in charge of the module.
The selection may depend on the examiner you choose for the module examination.

Module examination

30 min oral examination (graded)


The student can choose one of the examiner.

Please get in contact with the examiner of your choice to arrange a date of the oral examination, than register the examination in flexnow.

PM Biodiversity


Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Peter Poschlod (link to research group)

Module contents
  • Evolutionary biology of plants
  • Taxonomy and ecology of selected plant groups (vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, fungi)
  • Biodiversity and ecology of selected habitats in the region around Regensburg
  • Biodiversity and ecology of peatlands in the foothills of the Alps
  • Biodiversity and ecology of the Alps
  • Protocols and presentation of own data
Module components

Laboratory course (6 weeks) with seminar: Biodiversity

Module examination

Portfolio examination (graded)