Evolutionary Processes 15 c

Level: Advanced level
Course code: 1BG373
Credits: 15 c
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Students who use this as the starting course in the master programme will follow an introduction to master studies. This module runs as afternoon seminars during the whole course.

Evolutionary changes in a population can be derived to the following evolutionary processes: Mutation, genetic drift, selection and migration. During the course Evolutionary processes we will take a close look at each of these processes, with emphasis on evolutionary changes in natural populations and how such changes can affect speciation. We will focus on both ecological and genetic tools to study and understand evolutionary dynamics in natural systems.

During the course you will gain a good insight into ecological genetics, including quantitative genetics, as well as a solid base for further studies within evolution and genetics. The course has a close connection to research at the Evolutionary biology centre.

Evolutionary processes is one of the starting courses within the Master programme in Biology with specialisation in Evolutionary biology, Ecology and conservation and Limnology. The course can also be taken as a single course (not within the programme) at advanced level.

For more information, please contact:
Katerina Guschanski (katerina.guschanski@ebc.uu.se)