701-0265-00L  Ecology and Evolution

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersE. Postma, J. Jokela
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentInformation for UZH students:
Enrolment to this course unit only possible at ETH. No enrolment to module BIO608 at UZH.
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701-0265-00 SEcology and Evolution Journal Club
**together with the Uni Zurich**
2 hrs
Tue16-18UNI ZH .
E. Postma, J. Jokela

Catalogue data

AbstractA course dedicated to the reading and discussion of the relevant literature. The actual list of theme papers will be proposed anew for every year. Students then choose a topic and prepare themselves for a general discussion with their colleagues and peers. In the process, current and controversial topics will be discussed and studied.
ObjectiveTo become proficient in reading scientific literature, to understand how to look at publications, to understand them and to be able to put them in context. The course also trains the skills needed for the presentation of scientific contributions and the ability to put things into a broader context. Training in how to participate in a scientific discussion, how to make an argument and how to listen to arguments of others.
ContentAll topics focus on themes from ecology and evolution, notably so on studies on adaptation of organisms, their evolutionary history, or on questions of current methodology.
Lecture notesnone
LiteratureThe actual content, i.e. the theme papers, will be determined and allocated to the participants at the start of the course each year.
Prerequisites / NoticeTakes place at Uni Irchel. Please refer to notes on board or ask secretary Mrs. Rita Jenny (Rita.Jenny@env.etzhz.ch).

Requirements: Knowledge of ecology and evolution, e.g., lectures during basic and advanced study period. The course is meant for advanced and PhD students.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersE. Postma, J. Jokela
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationSprache der LK ist Deutsch oder Englisch

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