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 the knowledge to define and develop your own research ideas through a literature project. 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 period January – March.