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Cursus: NWI-BM014D
NWI-BM014D
Microbiology of Wetland Ecosystems
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CursusNWI-BM014D
Studiepunten (ECTS)3
CategorieMA (Master)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; BioWetenschappen;
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 1
Docent
dr. L.A.M.P. van Niftrik
Overige cursussen docent
Cursuscoördinator
dr. L.A.M.P. van Niftrik
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. L.A.M.P. van Niftrik
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. L.A.M.P. van Niftrik
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. M.J. Smeulders
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2018
Periode
KW1  (03-09-2018 t/m 04-11-2018)
Aanvangsblok
KW1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
The course will make you familiar with the main biogeochemical cycles on earth, exemplified in wetland ecosystems, and the diversity of microorganisms that are driving these element cycles. After having followed this course you will be able to
  • understand on a global level the microbial processes involved in wetland carbon, nitrogen and sulfur cycles
  • understand the various forms of energy metabolism of microorganisms and predict which processes are likely to occur under given circumstances
  • choose the most appropriate method(s) currently used in microbial ecology to answer specific questions on the role of microorganisms in aquatic ecosystems, and critically evaluate their advantages and shortcomings 
  • critically read and evaluate a scientific manuscript, and explain its essence and your judgment to your peers
  • collaborate in a small group to discuss and present scientific work, and incorporate constructive feedback in preparation of presentations
Based on this, you are able to formulate relevant research questions and approaches about the role of microorganisms in wetland ecosystems.
 
Inhoud
This course is an integral part of the Master's specialization Adaptive Organisms, but also relevant for the MSc specializations Communities and Ecosystems, Water and Environment and Transnational ecosystem-based water management. It introduces you to different wetland ecosystems, their overall functioning and highlights the role of microbes in the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen, sulfur and carbon/methane. Special attention is given to microbial production and consumption of greenhouse gases.
 
In addition to lectures concerning the element cycles and methods to study microorganisms, you will prepare (in pairs) a presentation on current methods for microbiological research or a case study focusing on the role of microorganisms in different wetland ecosystems and element cycles.
Bijzonderheden
This course is tailored for students from the Master specializations: Adaptive organisms, Communities & Ecosystems, Water & Environment and Transnational ecosystem-based water management.

Students from the Master specialization Microbiology please note that this course has major overlap with other Microbiology master courses in your program!

Course set up (hours per student):
Lectures: 16 hours
Tutorial: 3 hours
Presentations: 8 hours
Individual feedback sessions: 1 hour
Oral examination: 0.5 hour

Course material:
Links to relevant literature (scientific papers and Brock - Biology of Microorganisms) and lecture slides will be provided through Brightspace.
Toetsinformatie
The final mark is composed of the presentation grade (20%) and the oral exam grade (80%). Both grades need to be at least 5.5.
Voorkennis
Knowledge on fundamental aspects of microbiology and biogeochemistry. This knowledge can be acquired by previous courses like Microbiology, Biology of Microorganisms and/or Applied and Environmental Microbiology or by individual study of relevant chapters of the textbook "Brock - Biology of Microorganisms".
Contact informatie
Laura van Niftrik: l.vanniftrik@science.ru.nl
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Brock - Biology of Microorganisms
Werkvormen
Cursusgebeurtenis

Hoorcollege

Presentation

Responsiecollege

Tutorial

Zelfstudie

Toetsen
Tentamen, mondeling
Weging4
ToetsvormMondeling
GelegenhedenBlok KW1, Blok KW2

Presentatie
Weging1
ToetsvormPresentatie
GelegenhedenBlok KW1, Blok KW2

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