BIO-8506 Evolution and Ecologically Driven Speciation
- 10 stp
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
Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: February 1.
Application deadline for external applicants: December 1.
Type of course
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.
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
Lectures and seminars.
Home assignment and oral exam. Evaluation: pass/fail.
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