The field course "Microbial ecology" enables students to learn a number of state of the art methods which are commonly used to study microbial structures and functions in natural habitats. The course includes lectures, field trips, training in the laboratory and a presentation of the data. The focus will be on habitats such as microbial mats, alpine wetlands and stratified lakes.
Characterization of microbial structures and functions in natural habitats by using state of the art molecular, chemical and physical tools.
The field course is taught in an alpine research station in Val Piora (TI). The methods to be addressed include flux measurements, microsensors , determination of depth profiles, microbiological techniques, etc. The students will also learn to take samples in aquatic and terrestrial systems.
Handouts will be available in the course.
M.T. Madigan, J.M. Martinko, P.V. Dunlap & J. Parker "Brock Biology of Microorganisms" Prentice-Hall
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Course taught together with University of Basel
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
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**together with the University of Basel**
A week-long block course from 24.07.2016 until 30.07.2016 in the Alpine Biology Center, Cadagno, in Val Piora, Ticino. Participation is limited, and the course carries a fee of CHF 350.- for food and lodging, payable in advance. Should all participant slots be booked, please contact Prof. Martin Schroth (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be put on the waiting list.