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701-1413-01L  Ecological Genetics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersA. Widmer, M. C. Fischer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course focuses on fundamental concepts and methods in ecological genetics. Topics covered include genetic diversity, natural selection, adaptation, reproductive isolation, hybridization and speciation.
ObjectiveStudents will be able
- to assess and propose methods to study pertinent questions in ecological genetics
- to combine knowledge from different disciplines, including population and quantitative genetics, ecology and evolution
- to analyse evolutionary processes in natural populations
ContentConcepts and methods for the study of genetic diversity, natural selection, adaptation, reproductive isolation, hybridization and speciation.
Lecture notesHandouts will be provided electronically.
Prerequisites / NoticeRecommendation:
We recommend that you also follow the course 701-1413-00L - Population and Quantitative Genetics either in advance or in parallel.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersA. Widmer, M. C. Fischer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsWörterbuch für Studierende nicht-deutscher Muttersprache.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

DocumentsDocuments (Moodle)
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701-1413-01 VEcological Genetics2 hrs
Mon10-12CHN G 42 »
A. Widmer, M. C. Fischer


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Environmental Sciences BachelorEnvironmental BiologyWInformation