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Ecological and evolutionary responses to climatic variation

The focus of this course will be on ecological and evolutionary responses, taking climate change as a given.

A 10 credit component exposes you to recent research through lectures, literature reading and discussion, integrating ecology, physiology, behaviour, and evolution across biological scales and in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. A 5 credit component will allow you to use knowledge gained from lectures in assignments that facilitate developing research ideas and skills. This will be an interactive course, requiring you to prepare and discuss each topic, in both written and oral assignments and both individually and in groups.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, seminars, computer- and group exercises as well as case-studies. Participation in seminars, exercises and group education associated with this is compulsory.

    Learning outcomes

    A list of the learning outcomes can be found in the syllabus. Please find the link to the syllabus on the right side of this page.


    Measurement of knowledge for part 1 takes place through written examination as well as written and oral presentations.


    Rhonda Snook


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Recommended book: Hannah, Lee. 2021. Climate Change Biology. Third Edition. Academic Press. Students can access this book as a free downloadable pdf through the Stockholm University Library.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor for advanced level