551-1104-00L  Selected Topics in Forest Mycology

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersI. L. Brunner, M. Peter Baltensweiler, D. H. Rigling
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-1104-00 VAusgewählte Kapitel der Mykologie im Wald
Place: WSL (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research),
Zürcherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf,
Room: LG E5,
Time: after joint agreement with the lecturers
Course language: if needed, the course can be given in English
1 hrsI. L. Brunner, M. Peter Baltensweiler, D. H. Rigling

Catalogue data

AbstractLifestyles and functions of symbiotic, saprobic and pathogenic fungi, communities of mycorrhizas and its functional aspects, evolution and phylogenetic aspects of plant-fungal interactions, inter- and intraspecific interactions of mycelia, role of fungi in nutrient mobilisation and weathering.
ObjectiveIn-depth knowledge of the biology and ecology of fungi in the forest. Self-examination of the current literature.
ContentIn-depth treatment of selected topics of fungi in the forest ecosystem: Lifestyles and functions of symbiotic, saprobic and pathogenic fungi, communities of mycorrhizas and its functional aspects, evolution and phylogenetic aspects of plant-fungal interactions, inter- and intraspecific interactions of mycelia, role of fungi in nutrient mobilisation and weathering.
Basics will be presented in lectures. In addition, individual study of the learning matter with the help of current literature and presentations.
Lecture notesDocuments for the course will be handed out.
LiteratureSmith S.E. and Read D.J. 1997. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis. Academic Press, 2nd ed., pp. 605.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersI. L. Brunner, M. Peter Baltensweiler, D. H. Rigling
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Biology MasterElective Compulsory Master CoursesWInformation