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Plant and interaction ecology
Bsc. assembly module

Theoretical and methodological knowledge of the observational and experimental plant and plant
interaction ecology. Treated are mutualistic (e.g. pollination and growth-promoting microorganisms) and
antagonistic (e.g. herbivorias and pathogens) interactions and plant adaptations to these interaction partners (defence of
and attracting, structuring of microbial communities). In the course will be carried out by plant-ecological, environmental microbiological and statistical methods. Experiments or observing studies are planned, carried out, statistically
analyzed and presented scientifically.

For more information you can contact Prof. Dr. Robert R. Junker or Dr. Hamed Azarbad under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Biodiversity and ecology of plants and associated Organisms
Bsc.-Deepening Module/every 2nd Semester

Theoretical and practical processing of a scientific questions in the field of biodiversity and ecology of plants and associated organisms; Current topics from the Biodiversity and ecology of plants and associated Organisms.

For more information you can contact Prof. Dr. Robert R. Junker or Dr. Hamed Azarbad under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Community Ecology and Interactions - Practice
Bsc. practice module/every 2nd Semester

Experimental processing of a scientific question from the research priorities of the AGs in the field of "Evolutionary Ecology of Plants" under guidance.

For more information you can contact Prof. Dr. Robert R. Junker or Dr. Hamed Azarbad under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Community ecology and multitrophic Interactions
Msc. construction module/every 2nd Semester

In lecture and seminar:
Assembly and structuring mechanisms of communities (plants, animals and microorganisms); Importance
functional and phylogenetic diversity; Origin and meaning of "multidiversity"; Threat to communities
through invasive species and global change (land use, climate); Multitrophic interactions (plant-animal microorganisms)
interactions), ecological networks.
In the exercise:
Planning, implementation, evaluation and presentation of a experiment. Isolation, cultivation and identification of
microorganisms, cultivation and inoculation of plants in microcosms, measurement of plant characteristics, behavioural tests
with animals, (multivariate) statistics, network statistics, presentation of the Results in a poster and poster presentation
In the course:
Statistical modelling of virtual communities using the
R Package "virtualCom"
In the excursion:
Learning field methods in the Austrian Alps, statistical analysis of data

For more information you can contact Prof. Dr. Robert R. Junker or Dr. Hamed Azarbad under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Community ecology and multitrophic Interactions - Deepening
Msc. Recess Module

Content:
Experimental processing of a clearly defined scientific community-ecological question from
the research spectrum of the Evolutionary Ecology Working Group plants; Incorporation into the literature as well as
into the working techniques

For more information you can contact Prof. Dr. Robert R. Junker or Dr. Hamed Azarbad under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Mycology
Bsc.-Construction Module/every 2nd Semester

Introduction to the eumycota classification, basics of Substrate utilization (wood degradation, soil mycology), interaction systems
with other organisms (animal and plant symbiosis such as necrotrophic and biotrophic parasites, mycorrhiza, lichens),
building mycology, biotechnological applications in the mycology, medical aspects of mycology, morphology,
anatomy and ultrastructure of fungal organisms, biodiversity, native fungal species, specific ecological adaptations
Higher mushrooms in forest biotopes; sterile working with fungal cultures and manufacture of microscopic preparations of fresh and
Herbar material

For more information you can contact Dr. Karl-Heinz Rexer under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Biodiversity and ecology of plants and associated Organisms
Bsc.-Deepening Module/every 2nd Semester

Theoretical and practical processing of a scientific questions in the field of biodiversity and ecology of
plants and associated organisms; Current topics from the biodiversity and ecology of plants and associated
organisms

For more information you can contact Dr. Karl-Heinz Rexer under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Mycological interactions
Msc. construction module/every 2nd Semester

Content:
Phylogenesis of fungi: morphological-anatomical, ultrastructural, physiological and molecular genetic key features; Ecological
aspects and their importance for the formation of new species and species relatives; Interactions, the types of Eumycota with
other organisms (focus: mycorrhiza types and the organisms involved, interactions between fungi andanimals); Species of fungi

For more information you can contact Dr. Karl-Heinz Rexer under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Mycology Deepening
Msc. Recess Module

Experimental processing of a clearly defined scientific mycological question from the research spectrum of the Mycology Working Group; Induction into the underlying literature as well as in the applicable literature.
Working techniques

For more information you can contact Dr. Karl-Heinz Rexer under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de

Fungal Diversity and Conservation
Profile module/every 2nd semester
In Exercise 1, the theoretical prerequisites for determining fungi are taught.
Exercise 2 and Excursion allow learning the necessary skills in the field and the teaching of the
theoretical background for the identification of higher fungi.
Qualification objectives:
The module provides knowledge of the diversity of the fungi. Microscopic analysis methods are used
and deepened. It shows how this group of organisms is closely linked to biotic and abiotic location factors.

For more inforamtion you can contact Dr. Karl-Heinz Rexer under sek.junker@uni-marburg.de.

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