SK.Bio.7004: Environmental microbiology (3 C, 2 SWS)
Learning outcome, core skills: The students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of basic microbial processes in the environment. Students will learn how microorganisms are effective in biogeochemical cycles and how these cycles evolved in Earth's history and shaped our biosphere. They will gain knowledge about important microbial habitats (terrestrial/aquatic/extreme), and their microbial diversity. They will be introduced in the application of microorganisms in bioremediation and environmental biotechnology.
Courses and examinations
Practical course: Environmental microbiology (2 WLH)
Examination: Oral Presentation (approx. 5 minutes)
Examination requirements: Revising a specific topic in environmental microbiology, compilation of data and preparation/short presentation of a scientific poster.
28 h attendance time
62 h self-study time
Recommended previous knowledge
Number of repeat examinations permitted
each winter semester
5 - 6
Maximum number of students
Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Rolf Daniel
PD Dr. Michael Hoppert