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Yuen-Tsu Nicco Yu: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2016

NameFrau Dr. Yuen-Tsu Nicco Yu
Adresse
Institut für Integrative Biologie
ETH Zürich, CHN J 12.2
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 80 48
E-Mailnicco.yu@env.ethz.ch
DepartementUmweltsystemwissenschaften
BeziehungDozentin

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
701-1427-00LExperimental Evolution4 KP2SG. Velicer, A. Hall, S. Wielgoss, Y.‑T. N. Yu
KurzbeschreibungStudents will analyze experimental evolution literature covering a wide range of questions, species and types of analysis and will lead discussions of this literature. Students will develop a written project proposal for a novel evolution experiment (or a novel analysis of a published experiment) to address an unanswered question and will also deliver an oral presentation of the project proposal.
LernzielCourse objectives:
i) become familiar with a diverse sample of experimental evolution literature,
ii) gain understanding of the strengths and limitations of experimental evolution for addressing evolutionary questions relative to other forms of evolutionary analysis, and
iii) gain the ability to effectively design and analyze evolution experiments that address fundamental or applied questions in evolutionary biology.
InhaltExperimental evolution is a powerful and increasingly prominent approach to investigating evolutionary processes. Students will analyze experimental evolution literature covering a diverse range of topics, species and types of analysis and will lead discussions of this literature. Students will develop a written project proposal for a novel evolution experiment (or a novel analysis of a published experiment) to address an unanswered question and will also deliver an oral presentation of the project proposal. Evaluation will be based on a combination of participation in and leadership of literature discussions, in-class exams, and oral and written presentations of the project proposal.
LiteraturPrimary research papers and review articles.
Voraussetzungen / Besonderes701-0245-00 Introduction to Evolutionary Biology (or equivalent).