spring 2016

BIO-8506 Evolution and Ecologically Driven Speciation - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.04.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Location

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: February 1.

Application deadline for external applicants: December 1.

Type of course

Theoretical.

Admission requirements

PhD students register for the course through StudentWeb.

External applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb.

Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

Course content

There is growing evidence that in many places new species are emerging at a greater pace, with a higher frequency and in circumstances that more traditional models of evolution would not predict. It is now clear that ecological processes can be a major driver of evolutionary change. Using examples drawn from a wide range of species, we will explore the main elements of our current understanding of the evolutionary processes that gave rise to the diversity of life on earth. Throughout there will be a strong emphasis on recent developments in our knowledge of the ecological consequences of the evolutionary macanisms and particular the role that ecological processes play in promoting evolutionary change.

Objectives of the course

Objectives: A broad overview of evolutionary processes and mechanisms with a specific focus on ecological consequences and drivers of evolution.

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars.

Assessment

Home assignment and oral exam. Evaluation: pass/fail.

Schedule

Course overlap

BIO-3525 Evolution and Ecologically Driven Speciation 10 stp


Kontakt
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Rune Knudsen


Professor Freshwater Ecology
Telefon: +4777646037 rune.knudsen@uit.no

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Nilsen, Ingjerd Gauslaa


Rådgiver, ph.d.-utdanningen
Telefon: +4777646018 ingjerd.nilsen@uit.no