[Ecosystem Research] Statistical and Mathematical Tools in Process Analysis

 

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Course name Statistical and Mathematical Tools in Process Analysis
Course type  
Course code AEF-EM030
Course coordinator Dr. G. Hörmann
Faculty Institute for Natural Resource Conservation
Examination office  
Short summary Descriptive statistics: mean, standard deviation, confidence interval. Inferential statistics: regression, ANOVA. Biological methods: rarefaction, ordination methods, clustering. Time series analysis: spectral analysis, cross correlation, analysis of spatial data.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge in computer applications
   

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Course Content Students learn to apply statistical methods for ecological research. After an introduction into common computer tools for data management and data analysis (spreadsheets, data bases, shells for statistics modeling) the students learn to use methods for the statistical interpretation of ecological data. Exercises include the use of common computer programs for calculations, e.g. Excel and R, fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics, e.g. means, standard deviation, ANOVA, regressions. Furthermore, students learn specific methods of biological ecology, e.g. similarity coefficients, ordination, multivariate methods. Time series analysis is used to analyze fluctuations and interference between parameters. A special unit is devoted to the treatment of spatial data.
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[Ecosystem Research] Analysis of environmental processes

 

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Course name Analysis of environmental processes
Course type  
Course code S164
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. I. Unkel
Faculty  
Examination office  
Short summary
  • Field course, taking sediment samples at selected locations (e.g. Schleswig-Holstein or Switzerland)
  • Producing/describing/drawing sedimentary profiles
  • Laboratory analyses (e.g. grain size, LOI)
  • Setting up scientific articles
  • Article writing and data implementation
  • Reading and presenting respective reference literature
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Seminar paper
Frequency Summer semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content The module focuses on sedimentary archives of environmental processes. Sample material which is described and taken by the students in the field is analyzed in the laboratory. The results of the field and laboratory analyses are assembled in a scientific text simulating a peer-reviewed scientific publication. This course fosters the ability of the students to analyze environmental data from the sedimentary record on their own. In the end they should present and discuss this data in a boarder scientific context going beyond a standard lab report. This should enable/prepare them to write scientific monographs (theses) or peer-reviewed journal articles. Key skills: 1.         Designing experiments/field work 2.         Managing data 3.         Publishing data (transforming data into graphs and texts)
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[Ecosystem Research] Conservation Biology

 

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Course name Principles in Ecosystem Protection & Management
Course type Lecture and Exercises
Course code AEF-EM001
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Tim Diekötter
Faculty Institute for Natural Resource Conservation
Examination office  
Short summary Students are introduced to the basic ecological patterns, processes and functions in terrestrial, limnic and marine ecosystems; and understanding of the complexity and dynamics of ecosystems. This allows a first assessment of the possibilities and limits of management measures.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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[Ecosystem Research] Geoarchaeology and Holocene palaeoecology – reconstruction of natural and human

 

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Course name Geoarchaeology and Holocene palaeoecology – reconstruction of natural and human
Course type  
Course code S152
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary Students get experienced to carry out geoarchaeological and Holocene palaeoecological studies. They learn to collaborate in groups while analyzing, compiling, combining, discussing and interpreting different available data (in part gained from S 152) within the frame of projects. A major aspect is the comparison of palaeoenvironmental results with recent data. Whereas one focus is lead on the analysis another one is set on the presentation (talk) and publication of the results.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Project
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements Basics in Ecology, consolidation/ continuation of S152.
   

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Course Content Different palaeoenvironmental data (available from S 152 and earlier projects) are  compiled,  discussed, interpreted,  presented  and published by the students. Students are organized in project teams.
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[Ocean Research] How to write and publish a scientific paper

 

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Course name How to write and publish a scientific paper
Course type  
Course code bioc-253
Course coordinator Dr. Avan Antia
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary This module will address different stages of manuscript writing and publishing answering basic questions such as: When are my data ready for publishing? Where should I publish? How do I structure the manuscript? How to present the data? What is my message? What are the Does and Don’ts of scientific writing? How to deal with the reviewers and editors? How to manage my coauthors? The module will be an interactive seminar.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 2
Evaluation Not graded
Frequency summer semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content In this module students will be introduced into the process of manuscript publishing in peer-reviewed scienti- fic journals. The goal of the module is to provide insights into the fun and frustration of paper writing, import- ant rules on manuscript structuring and scientific language as well as how to deal with the reviewing pro- cess. After completion of the module students should be familiar with the general principles of a successful publishing process.
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[Geography and Geosciences] Economic Geography and Sustainability

 

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Course name Economic Geography and Sustainability
Course type  
Course code S103
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. R. Hassink
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office Geography and Geosciences
Short summary Path  creation,  path  dependence  and  the  geography  of  renewable energy industries Diffusion of renewable energy technologies Diffusion of environmental standards The geography of sustainability transition The co-evolution of technologies and institutional structures Local and regional innovation systems and sustainability Regional economic resilience after shocks Learning region and sustainability Regional innovation policy and sustainability Entrepreneurship and sustainability Routines and sustainability
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge in economics, innovation studies, economic geography and sustainability.
   

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Course Content Knowledge of the main theoretical notes of evolutionary economic geography (path creation, path dependence, lock-ins, co-evolution) in relation to sustainability transitions Knowledge of the impact of policy and institutional framework conditions on sustainability transitions Knowledge of mutually influencing impacts of different spatial scales (local, regional, national, global) on sustainability transitions
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[Geography and Geosciences] Coastal Evolution and Protection

 

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Course name Coastal Evolution and Protection
Course type  
Course code S126
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. R. Mayerle
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office Geography and Geosciences
Short summary The first part of the course deals with hydrodynamic processes and their response on the coastline. The second part describes the physical processes acting on different types of coastlines, their contribution to the evolution of modern coastal zones and their potential of major changes on coastlines in the future. The third part introduces concepts and practices adopted to protect the coastal environment within an exciting interplay of natural processes and human activities. The final part of the course brings the current practices in the modeling of morphological changes. Examples of the application of numerical models to the prediction of morphological changes over periods of 5-10 years will be presented.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements Preference is given to participants of the M.Sc. program Coastal Information Systems.
   

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Course Content Students will be introduced into different kinds of coastal processes on a multidisciplinary basis. They will be provided with knowledge on the evolution of modern coastal zones as a result of physical forcing by considering qualitative and quantitative aspects of water waves, tides and currents. This knowledge is crucial for the assessment of different coastal construction projects and will also be used in numerical modeling of relevant coastal processes. As a result, the students will be able to understand and characterize coastal modification and evolution by natural and anthropogenic processes, and to assess the whole span of coastal protection measures and to appraise their consequences for coastal environments with the help of numerical modeling techniques.
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[Ecosystem Research] Terrestrial ecozones and ecosystems

 

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Course name Terrestrial ecozones and ecosystems
Course type  
Course code S153
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary Global overview of ecozone characteristics (climate, topography, soils and sediments, vegetation, animals, human impact) Presentation  and  analysis  of  the  individual  ecozones  (polar  and subpolar   zone,   boreal   zone,   temperate   and   dry   midlatitudes, subtropics  with  Winter  rain,  humid  subtropics,  dry  tropics  and subtropics, subtropics with Summer rain, humid tropics), evaluation of the human impact in the individual ecozones (past and present) Presentation of case studies Discussion of future development of ecozones and ecosystems.
   

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Study level  
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency summer and winter semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content Students are familiar with the natural characteristics (climate, topography, soils and sediments, vegetation, animals) and the development (past, present, future) of ecozones and ecosystems; students are familiar with the varieties of human impact and their effects on ecosystems; students are able to differentiate, to interpret and to evaluate natural processes and the effects of specific human activities on global, zonal and regional scales.
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[Ocean Research] Introduction to Physical Oceanography

 

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Course name Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Course type  
Course code ozgr-151
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary Topography of the oceans, physical properties of sea water and sea-ice, water mass properties, thermal and haline startification, wind driven currents, geostrophic currents, thermo-haline circulation, regional oceanography, waves and tides.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 5
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency every other semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Course Content Understanding of the basic concepts used in Physical Oceanography, including a description of the large scale Ocean circulation and water mass properties.
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[Ocean Research] Doing Science

 

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Course name Doing Science
Course type  
Course code bioc-110
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Martin Wahl
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary This module aims at teaching and practicing specific skills necessary for participating in scientific research. Topics to be covered are: Recognition of scientifically interesting questions, formulation of hypotheses, gathering data and designing experiments. Analysis of results and graphic presentation. Written and Oral Scientific Communication.  Critical review of scientific literature. Writing a proposal.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral presentation and homework
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements A bachelor’s degree and participation in a master study programme in a scientific discipline.
   

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Course Content This module will equip students to pursue independent scientific research, be able to critically read and judge scientific literature and communicate their results lucidly in oral and verbal form.
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[Ocean Research] Introduction to Chemical Oceanography

 

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Course name Introduction to Chemical Oceanography
Course type  
Course code bioc-103
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Eric Pieter Achterberg
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary Topics to be covered are: Basic concepts and principles in marine chemistry. Major elemental cycles. Chemical interactions (river-ocean, sediment-ocean, atmosphere-ocean).Air-sea gas exchange.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 5
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Recommended requirements A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline. Basic knowledge of chemistry.
   

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Course Content Students will gain demonstrable abilities to evaluate the role of ocean chemistry in major elemental cycles and be able to use these to understand interdisciplinary concepts and principles associated with them.
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[Ocean Research] Introduction to Biological Oceanography

 

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Course name Introduction to Biological Oceanography
Course type  
Course code bioc-101
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Johannes F. Imhoff
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary This module will provide a broad overview of the functioning of marine ecosystems and the interactions between organismal groups that determine the cycling of bio-reactive elements in the ocean. Topics to be covered include: Physicochemical conditions in the ocean: large and small scale heterogeneity. Functional groups: micro-organisms, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos animals, algae, fishes, sea birds, mammals. Ecophysiology: light and photosynthesis, physiology of picoplankton, primary production, nutrients, microbial loop. Populations and communities: distribution, growth, age structure and demography, interactions, food webs. Biogeochemical cycles: classification of elements and their residence times, sources and sinks of elements, linking c to N, Si, P and Fe, microbiology of C-, N- and S-cycle. Diversity: patterns, significance and loss.Global Change: ocean acidification, global warming and “The Future Ocean”.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements A bachelor’s degree in a biological discipline.
   

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Course Content On completion of this module students should be able to discuss and link key concepts in biological oceano- graphy and fish ecology. They should have an understanding of the importance of functional groups of orga- nisms both in shaping the food web including nekton as well as in elemental fluxes. Students should have enough knowledge to able to read and critically judge current literature on the topics covered.
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[Ecosystem Research] Long Term Analysis of Environmental Trends

 

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Course name Long Term Analysis of Environmental Trends
Course type  
Course code S151
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary Interpretation and analysis of long-term dynamics of landscapes depending on social processes, land-use and natural processes. The natural and anthropogenic components will be differentiated. With the help of examples from different continents the multiple direct and indirect impacts of cultures on landscape characteristics and development will be clarified. In groups case studies will be analysed with the help of the 4-dimensional landscape analysis and evaluated regarding their relevance for current environmental action. Results will be presented in an exhibition to the public.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency Winter semester
   

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Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content Students are able to identify long-term trends of the development of ecosystems in different landscapes and the dominating processes and structures at different times. Participants are able to evaluate the impact of landscape development regarding current management decisions.
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[Ecosystem Research] Climate and Landscape Changes – Past and Future

 

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Course name Climate and Landscape Changes – Past and Future
Course type  
Course code S148
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. I. Unkel
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary

Lecture:

  • CO2 and long term climate
  • Orbital scale climate change
  • Deglacial and Millenial Climate Changes
  • Historical and future climate changes
  • Human-climate interaction
  • Landscape-climate-interaction  

Seminar: "Journal Club" should bring the students into contact with the most actual publications as well as with some "classical papers" from high ranking international peer-reviewed journals. The topics of the "Journal Club" are supposed to range from geoarchaeology to archaeometry,  archaeological  sciences,  aDNA,  palaeoenvironments and  palaeoclimate,  covering  publications  in  journals  like  Nature, Science,          PNAS, Quaternary      Science            Reviews,         Journal of Archaeological   Science,   Journal   of   Palaeolimnology   etc.   Every session, one (or occasionally two) paper(s) is presented by one of the participants  for  ca.  20  min.,  while  all  the  other  participants  are supposed  to  also  have  read  the  paper  before  the  session.  The presentation is followed by a scientific debate on the respective paper(s).

   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Written exam
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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[Ecosystem Research] Geo-Ecological Regional Processes

 

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Course name Geo-Ecological Regional Processes
Course type  
Course code S147
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. H.-R. Bork
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary Principles of geomorphology, quaternary geology and  soil  forming: The regonalised application of adapted methods for geomorphology and quaternary geology at site level and local and regional scales based on case studies from different continents. Regional impact of cultivation measures and conservation concepts based on erosion events, desertification and salinisation processes. Principles of geo-botany: plant communities as result of site dependent parameters and plants as habitat forming factors. Characteristics of phytosociological units, identification of threats and conservation measures considering site specific conditions and transregional matter flux.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Oral examination
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content Geo-scientific-processes: students are familiar with regional and local geomorphological, geological and soil forming processes and they are able to interpret interaction between them and hydrological and climatic systems for the formation of landscape  typical structures Geo-botanic processes: students know the fundamental  and specific interactions between sites, plants and plant communities. They are able to identify the availability of resources and their vulnerability to anthropogenic use.
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[Ecosystem Research] Integrated Management of Wetlands

 

General information

Course name Integrated Management of Wetlands
Course type  
Course code AEF-EM018
Course coordinator PD Dr. M. Trepel
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem research
Examination office  
Short summary Wetland management is a holistic and integrative analysis and an assessment of the anthropogenic impacts in wetlands,  considering also the regeneration effects, to create a sustainable and socially accepted concept for acting. The module gives knowledge on the impact the use of natural resources in wetlands has on the ecosystem and how to reduce the socio-economic risks. With scenarios and analysis of example studies, possible measures are evaluated in working groups.
   

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Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Assignment
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements basic understanding of ecological and hydrological processes and ecosystem functions
   

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Course Content Students are able to identify the ecological, economical and social components of integrated wetland management and are able to use system analysis to study the interrelationships. Participants are able to understand the specific characteristics of wetlands. They are able to understand and communicate the different points of view of local actives.
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[Ecosystem Research] Freshwater & Wetland Ecosystems – Field Studies

 

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Course name Freshwater & Wetland Ecosystems – Field Studies
Course type  
Course code S139
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. K. Dierßen
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary This module focuses on the structure and function of water ecosystems and wetlands. Focus will be analysis of direct interaction between ecosystem types of special importance for nature and resource conservation. Special attention will be given to the reactions of biocenosis to anthropogenic environmental changes. Students will organise and conduct lab projects in groups, as well as participate in excursions. Reports about data management, analysis and presentation method mark the end of each teaching unit.
   

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Study level Bachelor, Master
Also possible for  
   

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ECTS 6
Evaluation Protocol
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

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Recommended requirements Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, plant alimentation and plant cultivation
   

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Course Content Students are able to measure principle ecological processes (e.g. Flood dynamics, sedimentation, primary production, etc.) within ecosystems and to recognize the triggering biotic and abiotic structures. They are able to evaluate the possibilities, limits and informative value of field data for ecosystem conservation and management.
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[Ecosystem Research] Terrestrial Ecosystems – Field Studies

 

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Course name Terrestrial Ecosystems – Field Studies
Course type  
Course code S115
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. J. Schrautzer
Faculty Institute for Ecosystem Research
Examination office  
Short summary This module focuses on the population/community dynamics and physical processes in terrestrial and semi-terrestrial ecosystems. The course provides knowledge about principal geobotanical techniques, measurements to acquire plant physiological processes, population dynamics of plant species and succession processes within plant communities. Special attention will be given to different restoration concepts currently applied in Central Europe. Exercises are carried out in differently managed forests, wet and dry grasslands, mires and gravel pits.
   

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Study level Bachelor, Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Report
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, ecology
   

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Course Content Students are able to measure principle processes within ecosystems and to recognize their biotic and abiotic structure. They are able to evaluate the possibilities, limits and informative value of field data for ecosystem conservation and management.
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[Geography] Geography of Germany

 

General information

Course name Geography of Germany
Course type Lecture
Course code  
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Florian Dünckmann
Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and GEo Science
Short summary

The lecture covers these themes of German Regional Geography:

  • Cultural landscapes of Germany and their underlying ecological, economic and social factors
  • The changing political geography of Germany
  • Population: Structure and evolution
  • Settlement structures beyond the urban-rural dichotomy
  • Current trends of urban development
  • The restructuring of rural areas
  • Economic patterns: agriculture, industry, and the service sector
  • Spatial planning in Germany.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 2,5
Evaluation Exam
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Course Content Students gain insight into the main natural and social features of German geography. They can identify the most typical German cultural landscapes. They understand the role of spatial diversity in the development of Germany as a nation. They know the basic trends that currently characterize German cities and the countryside. They understand the main patterns of the German economy. They comprehend the basic mechanisms of spatial planning.
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[Geografie] Change Project

 

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Kursname Change Project
Kurstyp Praktische Übung
Kurscode mnf-geogr-271
Kursverantwortlicher  
Fakultät Mathematische und Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Prüfungsamt Geografie
Kurzzusammenfassung Students will implement ownchange projectswhich they have planned in the module "Changemakers and Social Entrepreneurs".Students implement own change projects in small teams. They participate in workshops on topics including project management, team management, communication and marketing, fundraising, developingbusiness models. They present their projects in a public event.
   

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ECTS 6
Bewertung Project
Angebotshäufigkeit Sommersemester
   

Information über die Lehrsprache

Lehrsprache Deutsch
Mindestanforderung B2
Näheres zur Lehrsprache  
   

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Empfohlene Zugangsvoraussetzungen Students have completed the module "Changemakers and Social Entrepreneurs" .
   

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Lehrinhalte Students gain practical knowledge in the implementation of social and environmental change projects. They are able to use theoretical knowledge on project management, team management, communication and marketing, fundraising, developing business models and other related topics in running their projects.
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[Geography and Geoscience] Social Research Methods

 

General information

Course name Social Research Methods
Course type Lecture + Exercise
Course code
Course coordinator  
Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and Geoscience
Short summary

The module contains two parts:

1.A practical seminar on qualitative methods of social research and on strategies of interpretation.

2.A practical seminar on social survey design and basic methods of data analysis

Content: Basic principles of social research methodologiesEpistemological background of qualitative research:

  • Hermeneutics and interpretation
  • How to conduct qualitative social research
  • Making use of in-depth, focus group, semi-structured interviews, (participant) observation, visual imaginary interpretation, participatory research, field work in different cultures, internet mediated research, diaries, mixed methodologies
  • Strategies of analyzing and representing qualitative data Epistemological background of quantitative rese-arch:  Critical rationalism
  • How to design and conduct questionnaires and surveys
  • Strategies of processing, analyzing and representing statistical data
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Seminar paper
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language Better B2
   

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Recommended requirements  
   

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Course Content The module will give a general overview over the basic methodologies and their epistemological back-grounds. The students should be able to translate general research questions into appropriate researchdesigns. They should be able to practically conduct qualitative and quantitative research methods. Theyshould be able to assess the appropriateness of different methods and to show critical judgement wheninterpreting results of social research studies
Reading list Hennink, Monique; Hutter, Inge & Baily, Ajay (2011): Qualitative Research methods. Los Angeles.•Yin, Robert K. (20094): Case Study Research – design & methods. Los Angeles.•Delyser, Dydia (Hg.) (2010): The SAGE handbook of qualitative geography. Los Angeles.•Fink, Arlene (2003): The survey handbook. Thousand Oaks.•Tashakkori,  Abbas;  Teddlie,  Charles  (Hg.)  (2010):  Sage  handbook  of  mixed  methods  in  social  &behavioral research. Los Angeles
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[Geography and Geoscience] ChangeBox

 

General information

Course name Change Box
Course type Practical Exercise
Course code
Course coordinator  
Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and Geo Science
Short summary In this course students will developtheir vision of a university of the future that actively promotes social responsibility and sustainable development.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Project
Frequency Winter and summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language Better B2
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements  
   

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content

We think the university of the future will need to be a place for developing talents and creativity. It will need to encourage and empower students to take initiative and develop leadership skills. Learning will need to cross the limits between faculties and disciplines, the limits between the university and the society around it. It will need to be based on action and reflection. What is your vision of the university of the future? Are you ready to make your vision a reality? Then you should join us on this learning journey.The aim of this course is to develop the ChangeBox as a place for students to reflect and create their vision of a university of the future. The participants of this course will take leadership in developing the ChangeBox into a campus hub for students, change projects and student initiatives focused on social responsibility and sustainable development.In this course you will develop activities in the following areas:

  • develop and discuss your vision of a university of the future
  • build a team that runs the ChangeBox
  • develop a programme of educational, social and cultural events
  • communicate and market the ChangeBox on campus and beyond (e.g. website, social media, newsletter, offline events)

Workshops and coachingwill providethe necessary skills.

Participants learn to take a leadership role in developing and implementing a student led vision of the university of the future.

Reading list  
Additional information  

 

[Geography and Geoscience] Changemakers and Social Entrepreneurs

 

General information

Course name Changemakers and Social Entrepreneurs
Course type Exercise
Course code
Course coordinator  
Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and Geo Science
Short summary

The course introduces students to concepts and methods of social change.

   

Information about study level

Study level  
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Project
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language Better B2
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements

This is an introductory course to social entrepreneurship and planning environmental and social change projects. Participants should have a keen interest in the operation of nonprofit projects.

The course is team and project based. It is not a course for students who look for easy credit points. It requires full commitment to the team and the project. No previous academic knowledge is required. Previous work in a nonprofit context is helpful but not essential.

   

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Course Content

Students will examine case studies of social change organizations, projects and social entrepreneurs who create solutions to society's problems. Case studies wil be selected from a variety of fields (e.g. climate, energy, environment, food, society, economy, education, culture, media and human rights). and different regions. They will be both from small local organizations and multinational enterprises. Case studies will be used to study the relevant issues such as evaluation, financing, Social Return on Investment, scale transferability and sustainability.

On the theoretical level, key concepts from several sciences attempting to explain the emergence of this phenomenom will be discussed such as (instrinsic and extrinsic) motivation, incentive theory, social cohesion and reputation.

Students will develope own concepts for change projects in small teams (defining aims and objectives, analysing needs of the beneficiaries, identifing risks, creating budget, financing change projects, using social media for marketing nonprofit projects, evaulating impacts).

The aim of this course is to empower students to create solutions to society's challenges. This requires equally an understanding of change processes and sociall entrepreneurship at a conceptional level and the ability to develope concepts for own change projects. By the end of the course the students will be familiar with key concepts of social entrepreneurship and how it can be applied in social innovation processes. They will understand the issues involved in planning, financing and evaluating a change procject.

Reading list  
Additional information  

 

[Geography and Geoscience] Planning Research Projects

 

General information

Course name Planning Research Projects
Course type Practical exercise
Course code
Course coordinator  
Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and Geo Science
Short summary The course leads students through all stages of planning a research project for the module "Project 1" (second semester). The focus is on planning research projects in the social sciences.
   

Information about study level

Study level  
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Project
Frequency Winter semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements  
   

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content

The course leads students through all stages of planning a research project for the module "Project 1" (second semester). The focus is on planning research projects in the social sciences. Initially, the course introduces students to concepts and methods of social science research. Students will examine scientific problems and develop research proposals to deal with them. Students will be grouped according to their specific fields of interest and also their prior knowledge and experience. They will become familiar with the existing research (both in terms of papers as well as projects) and learn how to deal with them to develop new research questions. This course will familiarize students with Citavi.

The aim of this course is to empower students to develop a research design. This requires understanding of scientific work as well as in depth understanding of social and environmental problems. At the end of the course, students will be familiar with key concepts of scientific work and key components of research design. They will understand and address how to set up a research project and how to reach out to other researchers and cooperate with them.

Reading list  
Additional information  

 

[Chemistry] Biologische Chemie / Biological Chemistry

 

MNF-chem2004D

Biologische Chemie

Semesterlage / Dauer

Angebot jährlich Dauer: 2 Semester

Modulverantwortliche(r)

Prof. Dr. Thisbe K. Lindhorst,: tklind@oc.uni-kiel.de

Studiengang / -gänge

M.Sc. Chemie: 1. – 3. Fachsemester

Wahlpflicht

M.Sc. Wirtschaftschemie: 1. – 2. Fachsemester

Wahlpflicht

M.Sc. Biochemie und Molekularbiologie: 1. – 3. Fachsemester

Wahl

Lehrveranstaltungen

Bezeichnung der Lehrveranstaltung / Lehrende(r)

SWS

Status

Vorlesung Bioorganische Chemie

Prof. Dr. Thisbe K. Lindhorst (Wintersemester)

2

Pflicht

Vorlesung Bioanorganische Chemie

Prof. Dr. Felix Tuczek (Sommersemester)

2

Pflicht

Vorlesung Molekulare Strukturbiologie Prof. Dr. Axel Scheidig (Sommersemester)

2

Pflicht

Praktikum für Biologische Chemie

Prof. Dr. Thisbe K. Lindhorst, Prof. Dr. Felix Tuczek, Prof. Dr. Axel Scheidig

4

Pflicht

Seminar für Biologische Chemie

Prof. Dr. Thisbe K. Lindhorst, Prof. Dr. Felix Tuczek, Prof. Dr. Axel Scheidig

1

Pflicht

Zahl der Plätze

16

Lehrsprache

Deutsch oder Englisch

Arbeitsaufwand

Präsenzstudium: 154 h

Selbststudium: 296 h

Leistungspunkte

15

Voraussetzungen

B.Sc. Chemie oder B.Sc. Wirtschaftschemie oder B.Sc. Biochemie und Molekularbiologie

Erwünschte Vorkenntnisse

Grundlagen der Organischen und Anorganischen Chemie und der Biochemie

Lernziele

Die Studierenden erlangen einen Überblick über die Grundlagen der Biologischen Chemie, Glycowissenschaften sowie der Strukturchemie und können diese auf aktuelle und wichtige Beispiele anwenden. Durch die interdisziplinäre Qualifikation in ausgewählten Bereichen der Biologie und Medizin erhalten die Studierenden die Fähigkeit zum Erkennen und Lösen komplexer fachübergreifender Probleme.

Lerninhalte
  • Vorlesung Bioanorganische Chemie: Biochemie des Sauerstoffs (Sauerstofftransport, Oxidasen, Oxygenasen, Superoxid- und Peroxid- Dismutasen); ein-, zwei- und dreikerniger Kupferenzyme, Hämenzyme, ein- und zweikernige Nichthäm-Eisen-Enzyme, Oxotransfer, Elektronentransfer, Hydrogenasen, Nitrogenasen, Photosynthese, Zinkenzyme.
  • Vorlesung Bioorganische Chemie: Molekulare Diversität, molekulare Struktur und biologische Funktion; Biologie und Chemie von Biomakromolekülen, molekulare Grundlagen von Zellorganellfunktionen, Mechanismen, Methoden und Konzepte der Biologischen Chemie und der Glycowissenschaften.
  • Vorlesung Molekulare Strukturbiologie: Proteinexpression und Reinigung, moderne Synthesetechniken für Proteine, fluoreszierende Proteine, Einbau nicht- natürlicher Aminosäuren, kinetische und zeitaufgelöste Proteinkristallographie
  • Praktikum: Im Praktikumsteil Bioanorganische Chemie sollen Modellverbindungen zu den Themen Sauerstofftransport, metallvermittelte Hydroxylierungsreaktionen und Stickstoff-Fixierung hergestellt und charakterisiert werden. In der bioorganischen Chemie sollen Experimente und Methoden zur Untersuchung bakterieller Adhäsion (u. a. ELISA) behandelt werden. In der Molekular- und Strukturbiologie sollen Experimente zu den Themen Röntgenstrukturaufklärung von Proteinen und Molecular Modelling durchgeführt werden. Das Praktikum schließt mit einer Abschlussarbeit ab.

[Chemistry] Theoretical Chemistry / Computational Chemistry

 

MNF-chem3005D

Theoretical Chemistry / Computational Chemistry

Semester / Duration

Offered each half-year, winter or summer semester Duration: half a semester (also during lecture breaks)

Responsible Professor

Prof. Dr. Bernd Hartke, hartke@pctc.uni-kiel.de

Courses of Studies

M.Sc. in Chemistry: 3. Semester

compulsory elective

Classes

Name of Class / Lecturer

SWS

Status

Practical Course Theoretical / Computational Chemistry Prof. Dr. B. Hartke, Prof. Dr. D. Egorova,

Prof. Dr. R. Herges

10 SWS

compulsory

Seminar Theoretical / Computational Chemistry Prof. Dr. B. Hartke, Prof. Dr. D. Egorova,

Prof. Dr. R. Herges

2 SWS

compulsory

Number of Places

10

Language

English or German (as needed)

Word Load

Contact Hours: 168 h

Seminar preparation, self study: 132 h

Credit Points

10

Conditions

B.Sc. in Chemistry, B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molekular Biology or B.Sc. in Physics

Desired Prerequisites

MNF-chem0503, MNF-chem1004D

Goals

  • Contact with a current research project at the current state-of-the-art
  • Application of theoretical knowledge to current research
  • Access to current research literature and planning one’s own research based on that, including time management
  • Performing calculations in a current research project, with analysis, critical assessment and interpretation of the results
  • Presentation and discussion of the results in a written and an oral report

Contents

  • If necessary, a short crash course in computer basics (operating system linux; programming languages Fortran, C, etc.; shell scripts)
  • Parallelization, communication and scaling, serial bottlenecks
  • Comparison of standard quantum-chemistry packages (Gaussian, Molpro, Turbomole, etc.): implemented methods, suitability for given hardware, input preparation and extraction of data from output (including scripted solutions)
  • Introduction to the computer hardware at CAU Kiel, including in particular cluster computers and queueing systems
  • Students do their own calculations with different programs on different platforms
  • Contact with current research in Theoretical / Computational Chemistry
  • Advanced treatment of an actual problem during several weeks, under supervision by a group member
  • Seminar: talks by lecturers and students on selected current and advanced topics, reports by students on their own calculation

 

[Chemistry] Advanced methods for structure determination in organic chemistry

 

MNF-chem1002

Fortgeschrittene Methoden der Strukturaufklärung in der Organischen Chemie

Semesterlage / Dauer

Angebot jährlich im: Wintersemester Dauer: 1 Semester

Modulverantwortliche(r)

Prof. Dr. Frank Sönnichsen,  fsoennichsen@oc.uni-kiel.de

Studiengang / -gänge

M.Sc. Chemie: 1. Fachsemester

Pflicht

M.Sc. Wirtschaftschemie: 1. – 2. Fachsemester

Wahlpflicht

M.Sc. Biochemie und Molekularbiologie: 1. Fachsemester

Pflicht

M.Ed. Chemie (2-Fach): 1. – 3. Fachsemester

Wahlpflicht

Lehrveranstaltungen

Bezeichnung der Lehrveranstaltung / Lehrende(r)

SWS

Status

Vorlesung

Prof. Dr. Frank Sönnichsen, Prof. Dr. Andreas Tholey, Prof. Dr. Thisbe Lindhorst

1 SWS

Pflicht

Übungen zur Vorlesung Prof. Dr. Frank Sönnichsen

2 SWS

Pflicht

Zahl der Plätze

30

Lehrsprache

Deutsch/Englisch

Arbeitsaufwand

Präsenzstudium: 42 h

Übungsaufgaben, Selbststudium: 48 h

Leistungspunkte

5

Voraussetzungen

B.Sc. Chemie oder B.Sc. Wirtschaftschemie oder B.Sc. Biochemie und Molekularbiologie

Erwünschte Vorkenntnisse

 

Lernziele

Die Studierenden erlernen die Strukturaufklärung organischer Moleküle mit Hilfe spektroskopischer Methoden. Nach Absolvieren des Moduls können die Studierenden geeignete spektroskopische Methoden zur Strukturaufklärung unbekannter Verbindungen auswählen, die mit diesen Methoden erhaltenden Informationen auswerten und zu einem Strukturvorschlag kommen. Sie erhalten die Fähigkeit zum Erkennen und Lösen komplexer Probleme und die Kompetenz das Erlernte auf praktische Fragestellungen anzuwenden.

Lehrinhalte

  • 2D-NMR-Spektroskopie, heteronuclear und homonuclear, NOE
  • Spektrenordnung, Kopplung in NMR Spektren
  • Produktoperatoren
  • ESI-, MALDI-Massenspektroskopie
  • Lösung von Übungsaufgaben und Kurzfragen

[Chemistry] Introduction to Numerical Mathematics in Chemistry

 

chem5014

Introduction to Numerical Mathematics in Chemistry

Semester / Duration

Summer or Winter Semester, following request Duration: 1 Semester

Responsible Professor

Prof. Dr. Bernd Hartke,  hartke@pctc.uni-kiel.de

Courses of Studies

M.Sc. Chemistry and Business Chemistry: from the 1st semester onwards; export to other study subjects: upon request

elective

Classes

Name of Class / Lecturer

SWS

Status

Lecture Introduction to Numerical Methods Prof. Dr. B. Hartke, N.N.

2 SWS

compulsory

Practical course: programming of numerical methods Prof. Dr. B. Hartke, N.N.

2 SWS

compulsory

Number of Participants

15

Language

German or English (as needed)

Work Load

Contact Hours: 56 h

Supervised Programming/Calculations (PC-Lab), Self Study: 94 h

Credit Points

5

Conditions

Modules MNF-chem0102/0202 „Mathematics for Chemists 1&2“ or equivalent

Desired Prerequisites

Module MNF-chem0503

Goals

Basic introduction to numerical methods and their computer implementation, selected for their usefulness in chemistry

Contents

  • Crash course computer programming: Fortran
  • Integration: Euler, Simpson, Gauß
  • Random numbers and Monte-Carlo algorithms
  • Ordinary differential equations: Euler, Runge-Kutta
  • Systems of differential equations
  • Systems of linear equations, matrix inversion
  • Linear and non-linear regression, Spline interpolation
  • Matrix diagonalization: Jacobi
  • Root search: bisection, Newton

[Chemistry] Meereschemie / Marine Chemistry

 

MNF-chem 2004E

Meereschemie

Semesterlage / Dauer

Angebot jährlich, Beginn im Winter- oder im Sommersemester Dauer: 2-3 Semester

Modulverantwortliche(r)

Prof. Dr. Arne Körtzinger, akoertzinger@geomar.de

Studiengang / -gänge

M.Sc. Chemie: 1. - 3. Fachsemester

Wahlpflicht

Lehrveranstaltungen

Bezeichnung der Lehrveranstaltung / Lehrende(r)

SWS

Status

Es sind 3 Vorlesungen aus der folgenden Liste* zu wählen:  

Current Topics in Marine Biogeochemistry I (Vorlesung) Prof. Dr. Arne Körtzinger

Prof. Dr. Ulf Riebesell  

Atmospheric Chemistry (Lecture + Seminar) Prof. Dr. Christa Marandino  

Air-Sea Gas Exchange (Lecture + Seminar) Prof. Dr. Christa Marandino  

Stoffkreisläufe im Meer (Vorlesung) PD Dr. Hermann Bange  

Klimarelevante Spurengase im Ozean (Vorlesung) PD Dr. Hermann Bange  

*Die Liste wird ggfs. durch weitere Vorlesungen der Meereschemie erweitert. Aktuelle Informationen besitzt der Modulberater.

     

2 SWS      

2,5 SWS    

2,5 SWS    

2 SWS    

2 SWS

     

Wahlpflicht      

Wahlpflicht Wahlpflicht Wahlpflicht Wahlpflicht

Die folgende Veranstaltung ist im Winter- oder Sommersemester zu belegen:  

Current Topics in Marine Biogeochemistry I/ II (Seminar) Prof. Dr. Arne Körtzinger

Prof. Dr. Ulf Riebesell

     

2 SWS

     

Pflicht

Meereschemisches    Arbeitsgruppenpraktikum Prof. Dr. Arne Körtzinger

Prof. Dr. Christa Marandino PD Dr. Hermann Bange

5 SWS

Pflicht

Zahl der Plätze

15

Lehrsprache

Deutsch oder Englisch

Arbeitsaufwand

Präsenzstudium: 212 h

Selbststudium: 238 h

Leistungspunkte

15

Voraussetzungen

Erfolgreich absolviertes Modul MNF-chem 0406D im Studiengang B.Sc Chemie.

Ist dies nicht der Fall, so ist dieses Modul im Wahlbereich chem 3001 zu wählen (nach Möglichkeit ab dem 1. Fachsemester des Masterstudiums).

Lernziele

Die Studierenden erhalten vertiefte Kenntnisse in zentralen Themen der Meereschemie und marinen Biogeochemie und können diese auf aktuelle Probleme der Meereschemie anwenden. Sie verfügen über das Grundverständnis der relevanten Systeme und Prozesse der Meereschemie mit Schwerpunktsetzung auf Stoffkreisläufen und Atmosphäre-Ozean-Stoffaustausch und im Hinblick auf den Einfluss globaler Veränderungen. Die Studierenden kennen die relevanten Systeme und Prozesse des marinen Kohlenstoffkreislaufs und seiner anthropogenen Veränderung. Sie erlangen die Fähigkeit zur informierten und kritischen Teilnahme an der öffentlichen Diskussion zu klimarelevanten Fragestellungen.

Lehrninhalte
  • Der marine Kohlenstoffkreislauf und seine anthropogene Störung,
  • Marine Stoffkreisläufe (N, P, S etc.),
  • Klimarelevante Spurengase im Ozean,
  • Atmosphärenchemie,
  • Ozean-Atmosphäre-Gasaustausch,
  • Moderne Methoden der Meereschemie,
  • Aktuelle Themen und laufende Forschungsarbeiten der marinen Biogeochemie.

[Chemistry] Molecular Structure and Molecular Dynamics

 

MNF-chem1004C

Molecular Structure and Molecular Dynamics

Semester / Duration

Annually: Start in Winter or Summer Semester Duration: 2 Semesters

Responsible Professor

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Temps, temps@phc.uni-kiel.de

Courses of Studies

M.Sc. in Chemistry: 1. – 3. Semester

Compulsory

M.Sc. Business Chemistry: 1. – 2. Semester

Compulsory

Classes

Name of Class / Lecturer

SWS

Status

Lecture Laser Spectroscopy - Concepts and Methods (winter semester)

Prof. Dr. F. Temps

2 SWS

Compulsory

Lecture Modern Methods in Mass Spectrometry (winter semester)

Prof. Dr. J. Grotemeyer

2 SWS

Compulsory

Lecture Modern Concepts in Chemical Reaction Dynamics (summer semester)

Prof. Dr. G. Friedrichs

2 SWS

Compulsory

Lab Course Laser Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry (summer semester, six weeks in second half)

Physical Chemistry Professors and Lecturers

4 SWS

Compulsory

Seminar on Modern Methods in Laser Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry (summer semester, six weeks in second half)

Physical Chemistry Professors and Lecturers

1 SWS

Compulsory

Number of Places

Lectures and Seminar: 20; Lab Course: 10

Language

Lectures: German or English; with participation of foreign guest students English Lab Course and Seminar: German and English

Work Load

Contact Hours: 196 h

Self Study: 254 h

Credit Points

15

Conditions

B.Sc. in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or Physics

For the lab course: completed module chem1003 (molecular spectroscopy) or two lectures from chem1004C

Goals

The students acquire advanced competences on modern methods and current research topics in Physical Chemistry, are brought up to the current research state and develop the ability to formulate and discuss ongoing research issues.

Contents

  • Laser spectroscopy: Electromagnetic radiation and the interaction of electromagnetic radiation and matter, operation principle of lasers, lasers as spectroscopic light sources, nonlinear optics, Doppler-limited absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, nonlinear and multiphoton spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and four wave mixing, laser spectroscopy in molecular beams, double resonance, time-resolved and ultrafast laser spectroscopy, coherent processes, spectroscopy of collisions, single molecule spectroscopy, new methods and applications of laser spectroscopy;
  • Mass spectrometry: Historical evolution from basic devices to modern spectrometers and ionization methods (EI, CI, FAB, ESI, MALDI), physical concepts of important mass spectrometer types (sector-field, quadrupole, time-of- flight, ion trap, and ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometers), applications in different fields of chemistry and biochemistry, especially on biomolecules (peptideand protein analytics), decay reactions of organic and inorganic compounds in a mass spectrometer, analysis and interpretation of mass spectra, application of MALDI post-source decay (PSD) and tandem mass spectra (ESIMS/MS) for peptide sequence analysis and identification of post-translational modifications (e.g., phosphorylation), structure analysis by mass spectrometric techniques (CID, SID, photodissociation);
  • Reaction dynamics: electronic states and potential energy hypersurfaces of polyatomic molecules, primary photophysical and photochemical processes, breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, vibronic coupling and non- adiabatic transitions; femtochemistry; dynamics of energy transfer processes; modern concepts ant theories of unimolecular reactions, normal and local modes, intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution (IVR), non-statistical dynamics; combustion chemistry, modern concepts in heterogeneous catalysis, dynamics of surface reactions.
  • The specific contents are determined by the responsible professors.
  • Practical class: Selected experiments in spectroscopy (especially laser spectroscopy) and mass spectrometry (MB-FTMW spectrum of van der Waals molecules, FTIR spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules, laser induced fluorescence (LIF), ion imaging, MALDI, Raman spectroscopy, femtosecond spectroscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy);
  • Seminar: Selected topics in laser spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and reaction dynamics; introduction to ongoing research

 

[Chemistry] Physical Chemistry Statistical Thermodynamics

 

MNF-chem2003

Physical Chemistry Statistical Thermodynamics

Semester / Duration

Annually: Summer Semester Duration: 1 Semester

Responsible Professor

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Grotemeyer, Email: grote@phc.uni-kiel.de

Course(s) of Studies

M.Sc. Chemistry: 2. Semester

Compulsory

M.Sc. Business Chemistry: 1. – 2. Semester

Elective

M.Ed. Chemistry (2-Fach): 1. – 3. Semester

Elective

Classes

Name of Class / Lecturer

SWS

Status

Lecture on Statistical Thermodynamics Prof. Dr. Jürgen Grotemeyer

2 SWS

Compulsory

Exercise Class on Statistical Thermodynamics Prof. Dr. Jürgen Grotemeyer

1 SWS

Compulsory

Number of Places

Lecture: 30; Exercise Class: 30

Language

English

Work Load

Contact Hours: 42 h

Self Study: 108 h

Credit Points

5

Conditions

B.Sc. in Chemistry or Business Chemistry

desired knowledge

 

Goals

The students learn the foundations, concepts and methodology of statistical thermodynamics. Next to the the basic concepts, the module focuses on the application of these concepts on practical examples. The students develop an understanding, how statistical thermodynamics forms a bridge from the molecular properties to the macroscopic properties of gases, liquids and solids.

Contents

  • Basic postulates of statistical thermodynamics: Boltzmann’s definition olf the entropy, elements of probability theory and combinatorics, binomial distribution, thermodynamics of a system of elements with two energy states;
  • Systems of independent particles: Polynomial distribution, Lagrange multipliers, Boltzmann- distribution, molecular partition function of the electron in a box, ideal gas, partition function of the harmonic oscillator, Einstein’s model of solids, semiclassical approximation, state integrals of translation, rotation,a nd vibration, equipartitioning law;
  • Systems of interacting particles: The Gibbs ensemble (microcanonical, macrocanonical), relation to the chemical potential, canonical state integrals and partition function, ideal gas and van-der-Waals gas, cluster expansion of the molecular partition function;
  • Multi-component systems: Entropy of mixing, Gibbs paradox, partition function of mixtures, van-der-Waals theory of mixtures, Bragg-Williams model, phase transitions, Landau theory;
  • Systems of reacting particles: Variational calculation of the equilibrium composition, statistical expression for the equilibrium constant, transition state theory;
  • Quantum statistics: Analysis of the partition function for fermions and bosons, ideal Bose gas, Bose-condensation, ideal Fermi gas, theory of metals.

 

[Chemistry] Quantenmechanik in Theoretischer Chemie / Quantum mechanics in theoretical chemistry

 

MNF-chem5012

Quantenmechanik in Theoretischer Chemie

Semesterlage / Dauer

Angebot jährlich, Beginn im Sommersemester Dauer: 1 Semester

Modulverantwortliche(r)

Prof. Dr. Dassia Egorova, egorova@phc.uni-kiel.de

Studiengang / -gänge

B.Sc. Chemie: 4. - D. Fachsemester B.Sc. Physik: 4. - D. Fachsemester Andere Fachrichtungen nach Absprache

Wahl

Lehrveranstaltungen

Bezeichnung der Lehrveranstaltung / Lehrende(r)

SWS

Status

Vorlesung/Übung

2 SWS

Pflicht

Seminar/Praktikum

2 SWS

Pflicht

Zahl der Plätze

20

Lehrsprache

Deutsch oder Englisch (nach Wahl der Studierenden)

Arbeitsaufwand

Präsenzstudium: 48 h

Selbststudium: 102 h

Leistungspunkte

5

Voraussetzungen

keine

Erwünschte Vorkenntnisse

Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik (z.B. MNF-chem0304); lineare Algebra (z.B. MNF-chem0202)

Lernziele

Auffassung der quantemechanische Beschreibung der Materie als Grundlage der Methoden Theoretischer Chemie.

Erweiterung des Horizonts im Bereich Theoretische Chemie. Erwerbung praktischer Erfahrung in quantenchemischen Rechnungen.

Lehrinhalte

  • Vorlesung/Übung: ausführliche Betrachtung der grundliegenden Konzepten der Quantenmechanik, mit dem Fokus auf Grundlagen der Quantenchemie und der Quantendynamik. Insbesondere: stationäre Schrödinger Gleichung und Eigenwertproblem,
    zeitabhängige Schrödinger Gleichung;
    Wasserstofatom und Atomorbitale, LCAO und lineare Variationsrechnung in Hartree-Fock, Elektronenspin und Slater-Determinanten;
  • Praktikum: einfache quantenchemische Rechnungen, Basissätze
  • Seminar: Vorträge der Studierenden zu historischen und aktuellen Themen der Theoretischen Chemie

[Chemistry] Theoretical Chemistry / Computational Chemistry

 

MNF-chem1004D

Theoretical Chemistry / Computational Chemistry

Semester / Duration

Annually: winter or summer term Duration: 2 Semesters

Responsible faculty

Prof. Dr. Bernd Hartke, hartke@pctc.uni-kiel.de , Prof. Dr. Dassia Egorova,egorova@phc.uni-kiel.de

Degree programme

M.Sc. Chemie: 1. – 3. Fachsemester

M.Sc. Physik: 1. – 3. Fachsemester

M.Sc. in Business Chemistry: 1. – 2. Fachsemester

Compulsory elective (Wahlpflicht)

Classes

Name of Class / Lecturer

SWS

Status

Lectures on Theoretical Chemistry by Prof. Hartke, summer term only

2 SWS

compulsory

Lecture and tutorials on Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Dynamics by Prof. Egorova

2 SWS

compulsory

Lectures on Molecular Modelling by Prof. Herges, winter term only

2 SWS

compulsory

Practical part by Prof. Hartke

3 SWS

compulsory

Practical part “Quantum dynamics with MCTDH” by Prof. Egorova

3 SWS

compulsory

Practical part by Prof. Herges

2 SWS

compulsory

Number of participants

15

Language

German or English (as needed)

Work Load

Classes: 200 h Self study: 250 h

Credit Points

15

Conditions

B.Sc. in Chemistry/Business Chemistry/Biochemistry/Physics or related discipline

Prerequisites (desired and recommended)

Basic lnowledge on clasical and quantum mechanics, MNF-chem0304, MNF-chem0503

Goals

Extension of knowledge in areas of molecular mechanics, quantum chemistry and quantum dynamics; development of capabilities to apply this knowledge as well as modern computational methods to particular problems of master and PhD projects.

Contents

  • Classical methods of molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics (force fields, MD, thermodynamics, Monte Carlo),
  • Quantum mechanics: formalism and exactly solvable problems; approximate methods (perturbation theory, variational principle); many-particle systems; diatomic systems; Basic principles of quantum chemistry (Hartree-Fock),
  • Quantum chemistry: SCF, DFT, electron correlation (CI, CC, MP2, MCSCF/CASSCF),
  • Quantum dynamics: Born-Oppenheimer, potential surfaces, wave packets, densitymatrix methods, MCTDH,
  • Practical part: force-filed and MD simulations, development of own computer codes,MCTDH,
  • Seminar talks.

[Ecosystem Research] Analysis of environmental processes

 

General information

Course name Analysis of environmental processes
Course type  
Course code S164
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. I. Unkel
Faculty  
Examination office  
Short summary
  • Field course, taking sediment samples at selected locations (e.g. Schleswig-Holstein or Switzerland)
  • Producing/describing/drawing sedimentary profiles
  • Laboratory analyses (e.g. grain size, LOI)
  • Setting up scientific articles
  • Article writing and data implementation
  • Reading and presenting respective reference literature
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 6
Evaluation Seminar paper
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements  
   

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content The module focuses on sedimentary archives of environmental processes. Sample material which is described and taken by the students in the field is analyzed in the laboratory. The results of the field and laboratory analyses are assembled in a scientific text simulating a peer-reviewed scientific publication. This course fosters the ability of the students to analyze environmental data from the sedimentary record on their own. In the end they should present and discuss this data in a boarder scientific context going beyond a standard lab report. This should enable/prepare them to write scientific monographs (theses) or peer-reviewed journal articles. Key skills: 1.         Designing experiments/field work 2.         Managing data 3.         Publishing data (transforming data into graphs and texts)
Reading list  
Additional information  

 

[Geography ] Geography of Germany

 

General information

Course name Geography of Germany
Course type Lecture
Course code
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Florian Dünckmann
Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and Geo Science
Short summary

The lecture covers these themes of German Regional Geography:

  • Cultural landscapes of Germany and their underlying ecological, economic and social factors
  • The changing political geography of Germany
  • Population: Structure and evolution
  • Settlement structures beyond the urban-rural dichotomy
  • Current trends of urban development
  • The restructuring of rural areas
  • Economic patterns: agriculture, industry, and the service sector
  • Spatial planning in Germany.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 2,5
Evaluation Exam
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements  
   

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content Students gain insight into the main natural and social features of German geography. They can identify the most typical German cultural landscapes. They understand the role of spatial diversity in the development of Germany as a nation. They know the basic trends that currently characterize German cities and the countryside. They understand the main patterns of the German economy. They comprehend the basic mechanisms of spatial planning.
Reading list  
Additional information  

 

[Biology] Advanced course in Polar Ecology

 

General information

Course name Advanced course in Polar Ecology
Course type  
Course code bioc-266
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Dieter Piepenburg
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary The module provides in-depth information about dominant sympagic, pelagic and benthic organisms (including micro-organisms) and their specific environments in the polar regions of both hemispheres. The course will also cover topics of land-sea interactions, e.g. in estuaries and shelf ecosystems. Besides presen- ting the current knowledge on the general biology and ecology of these organisms, special topics such as threats, population status and conservation issues of habitats for individual species are also addressed with special respect to warming and subsequent man-made changes. The course is a combination of a series of lectures and a literature seminar with oral presentations of the students.
   

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for  
   

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 4
Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Summer semester
   

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
Further information on the teaching language  
   

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements  
   

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content The objective of this module is to introduce students to the biology and ecology of polar environments in dif- ferent regions. After completion of the module, students should have a sound knowledge on diversity, habi- tats, life cycles, feeding ecology and adaptations in biology, physiology and behaviour of marine and terre- strial polar organisms.
Reading list  
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