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.
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.
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.
Textbook: Evolutionary Analysis Scott Freeman and Jon Herron 5th Edition, English.
Prerequisites / Notice
The exam is based on lecture and textbook.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block for
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2011; Version 12.01.2016 (Examination Block 1) Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2016; Version 27.09.2019 (Examination Block 3)
The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination
written 90 minutes
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