551-0106-00L Fundamentals of Biology IB
|Semester||Spring Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||S. C. Zeeman, W. Krek, J. Levine, O. Y. Martin, G. Velicer, A. Wutz|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||This course is an introduction into the basic principles of evolution, diversity, animal/plant form and function, and ecology.|
|Objective||Introduction into aspects of modern biology and fundamental biological concepts.|
|Content||The course is divided into distinct chapters|
1. Mechanisms of evolution.
2. The evolutionary history of biological diversity (bacteria and archea, protists, plants and animals).
3. Plant form and function (growth and development, nutrient and resource acquisition, reproduction and environmental responses).
4. Animal form and function (nutrition, immune system, hormones, reproduction, nervous system and behaviour).
5. Ecology (population ecology, community ecology, ecosystems and conservation ecology).
|Lecture notes||No script|
|Literature||This course is based on the textbook 'Biology' (Campbell, Reece, 9th edition). The structure of the course follows that of the book. It is recommended to purchase the English version.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Part of the contents of the book need to be learned through independent study.|