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Zoology

Focus Subject - Zoology

You have to choose the theoretical module and one practical module.

TM  Theoretical Module (12 CP)

Zoology

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schubart

PM  Practical Modules (12 CP each)

Behavioural Ecology of Social Insects Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze
Chemical Ecology (link) Prof. Dr. Joachim Ruther
Molecular Ecology of Insect-Microbe Interactions (link) Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm
Molecular, Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology (link) Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm
Functional Morphology Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm
Individual and Collective Decision Making in Social Insects (link) Dr. Tomer J. Czaczkes
Aquatic Ecology and Diversity (link) Prof. Dr. Christoph Schubart

TM Zoology

BIO-M-TM-Z

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schubart

Module contents
Lectures
  • Human Evolution and Sociobiology
  • Social Evolution
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Behavioural and evolutionary ecology
  • Aquatic ecology and diversity
  • Animal cognitive ecology
  • Molecular mechanisms of animal development
Seminar
  • Presentation and discussion of a research based topic in the field of Zoology
Module components
  1. at least two lectures in the field of zoology (for a selection see LSF)
  2. one seminar in the field of zoology (for a selection see LSF)

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

Module examination

30 min oral examination (graded)

The student can choose the examiner.

(Der Prüfer kann vom Studierenden frei gewählt werden.)


PM Behavioural Ecology of Social Insects

BIO-M-PM-BESI

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze (link to research group)

Module contents
  • Individually supervised project on various aspects of ant behaviour
  • Presentation and discussion of own experimental gained data
Module components

Laboratory course (6 weeks) with seminar: Behavioral Ecology of Social Insects

Module examination

Portfolio examination (graded)


PM Functional Morphology

BIO-M-PM-FM

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm, PD Dr. Gudrun Herzner (link to research group)

Module contents
Different aspects of functional morphology of insects (pheromone glands, defensive glands, poison glands, structures for the cultivation of symbionts) within an evolutionary framework
  • Planning of the scientific approach
  • Preparation of histological specimens, histochemistry
  • Light microscopy, contrast enhancing methods, digital microphotography and image processing
  • Computer aided 3D-reconstruction of morphological structures
  • Preparation of specimens for electron microscopy
  • Ultrastructure analysis using electron microscopy (TEM, SEM)
  • Analysis and interpretation of the results
  • Scientific essay, Presentation and discussion of the results
Module components

Laboratory course (6 weeks) with seminar: Functional Morphology

Module examination

Portfolio examination (graded)

  1. Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
  2. Studium