BIOL40160 Biodiversity Informatics (JLU)

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is delivered by the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany.
- receive an overview of important methods in biodiversity informatics and can critically judge their individual performances,
- are familiar with the digital acquisition, management and processing of biodiversity data,
- are able to plan complex field studies,
- are familiar with important aspects of biodiversity modeling,
- can critically assess changes in biodiversity over time,
- understand human impact on biodiversity,
- possess a high level of cognitive competence.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students will have acquired skills in the following:
- acquisition, management and processing of biodiversity data,
- biological databases and collections,
- geo-referencing/GPS,
- biodiversity indices,
- visualization of spatially-explicit statistical data,
- species range dynamics under global change scenarios,
- human impact and invasion biology.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is delivered through lectures, active task-based learning, practical exercises and presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination as per JLU Regulations Unspecified No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided during the practicals so that exercises can be carried out successfully. In addition, individual feedback is provided post-assessment.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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