831123 Botany (UBRM)

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction


The „success story” of plants: core topics of botany, against the background of outcomes of evolutionary biology.

Starting off with the structural foundations of life, basic knowledge on cell biology, tissue structures, and structure/functionality of organs is imparted in the bottom-up lecture blocks. Subsequently, reproductive mechanisms and strategies of plant organisms are presented. Finally, basics of ecophysiology – the mutual relationship of plants and their environments – are discussed.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completion of the course, the students know the most important basics of botany, and are able to describe the general structure of vascular plants. They are able to connect structural details with ecological phenomena and evolutionary trends, and to name plants’ demands towards their environment, and some of their most important survival strategies.
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