Biodiversity and Ecology: Adaptations to a changing world

In this module the following subject-specific content is taught:

Systematics with special focus on biodiversity and use of modern methods

Biospheres (climate, vegetation, animal communities)

Stress ecophysiology, adaptation of plants 

Introduction to animal-plant interactions (competition, predation, parasitism, herbivory, mutualism)

Communication and chemical ecology

Reciprocity between climate and plants

Evolution of the water transport system in terrestrial plants: the first fossil terrestrial plants and functional anatomy of the modern vascular tissue

Convergence in the susceptibility of trees to drought and the climate change




A special focus is on adaptations of organisms that are under influence of changing surroundings.


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