BIO-3019 Arctic Biodiversity and Systematics - 10 ECTS
After the course, the students should have knowledge about:
- You learn fundamental principles and theories about biodiversity patterns and genetic, ecological and evolutionary processes behind them, with a focus on Arctic region. You also learn about key components of systematics: taxonomy (identification and nomenclature) and principles of biological classification.
- You will acquire laboratory (DNA extraction, PCR and sequencing) skills for implementing DNA barcoding and quantitative analytical skills for tree building and multivariate ordination for morphometric and species community comparisons.
- You will be able to evaluate a scientific problem and to set up and implement problem-solving strategy of experiments or observations. Interpret available data and effectively communicate relevant answer to the question and suggest solutions, in an academic context as well as in practical applications.
Date for examinationWritten 10.12.2019
Take home assignment hand in date 05.12.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.