Sebastien Wielgoss: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019
|Name||Dr. Sebastien Wielgoss|
Professur f. Evolutionsbiologie
ETH Zürich, CHN J 11
|Telephone||+41 44 632 76 23|
|Department||Environmental Systems Science|
|551-0106-00L||Fundamentals of Biology IB||5 credits||5G||A. Wutz, S. P. Hart, O. Y. Martin, E. B. Truernit, S. Wielgoss, S. C. Zeeman|
|Abstract||This course is an introduction into the basic principles of evolution, diversity, animal/plant form and function, and ecology.|
|Objective||Introduction into aspects of modern biology and fundamental biological concepts.|
|Content||The course is divided into distinct chapters|
1. Mechanisms of evolution.
2. The evolutionary history of biological diversity (bacteria and archea, protists, plants and animals).
3. Plant form and function (growth and development, nutrient and resource acquisition, reproduction and environmental responses).
4. Animal form and function (nutrition, immune system, hormones, reproduction, nervous system and behaviour).
5. Ecology (population ecology, community ecology, ecosystems and conservation ecology).
|Lecture notes||No script|
|Literature||This course is based on the textbook 'Biology' (Campbell, Reece, 9th edition). The structure of the course follows that of the book. It is recommended to purchase the English version.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Part of the contents of the book need to be learned through independent study.|
|701-0245-00L||Introduction to Evolutionary Biology||2 credits||2V||G. Velicer, S. Wielgoss|
|Abstract||This course introduces important questions about the evolutionary processes involved in the generation and maintenance of biological diversity across all domains of life and how evolutionary science investigates these questions.|
|Objective||This course introduces important questions about the evolutionary processes involved in the generation and maintenance of biological diversity across all domains of life and how evolutionary science investigates these questions. The topics covered range from different forms of selection, phylogenetic analysis, population genetics, life history theory, the evolution of sex, social evolution to human evolution. These topics are important for the understanding of a number of evolutionary problems in the basic and applied sciences.|
|Content||Topics likely to be covered in this course include research methods in evolutionary biology, adaptation, evolution of sex, evolutionary transitions, human evolution, infectious disease evolution, life history evolution, macroevolution, mechanisms of evolution, phylogenetic analysis, population dynamics, population genetics, social evolution, speciation and types of selection.|
Scott Freeman and Jon Herron
5th Edition, English.
|Prerequisites / Notice||The exam is based on lecture and textbook.|