Module Functional Morphology

This course builds upon the general botany course and ecology courses offered to BSc students in the first, second and fourth semester. The overall aim is to provide students a general understanding of morphological diversity, the driving forces behind evolutionary patterns of biological diversity, and how ecological and functional traits play an important role in the morphology of biological characters and character states across a wide range of environments.

 

This course is split up in a zoological and botanical part. Botanical aspects covered by me in seminars, practicals and lectures include three main topics: (1) a general introduction on the role of functional morphology in research and an historical overview, (2) reproductive biology of plants (including flowers, pollen morphology, fruits, and seeds), and (3) vegetative anatomy of stems, roots, and leaves (including xylem, phloem, mineral inclusions, and secretory structures). Since this course is offered in the winter semester (January), the practicals rely on plant material from the green houses in our botanical garden. 

 

All important information as well as enrollment for this course is available via moodle that can be found here. 

Short info

  • Funktionsmorphologie der Pflanzen
  • Prof. St. Jansen PhD
  • Lecture
  • 2 SWH
  • Funktionsmorphologie der Pflanzen
  • Prof. St. Jansen PhD
  • Practical
  • 6 SWH
  • Funktionsmorphologie der Pflanzen
  • Prof. St. Jansen PhD
  • Seminar
  • 2 SWH

Contact

Prof. Dr. Steven Jansen