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Evolutionary Ecology

The course focuses the ongoing interplay between ecological and evolutionary forces that gives rise to the impressing diversity in form, function and behavior among plants and animals.

The course gives a deeper understanding of past and present patterns and processes in nature. We will cover the evolution of life-histories in plants and animals, sexual selection, evolution of mating systems, animal interactions, reaction norms and plasticity. The course also treats co-evolution between species and ecology from a phylogenetic perspective.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures in connection to the course literature, as well as research seminars, exercises and one shorter individual project. Participation in seminars, exercises, project workt and group education associated with this is compulsory.

    Learning outcomes

    It is expected that the student after taking the course will be able
    to 1) formulate and analyze questions within evolutionary ecology, 2) analyze local ecological processes from an evolutionary perspective and, 3) analyze ecological patterns and processes from a phylogenetic perspective..

    Assessment

    Examination takes place through written and/or oral examination and written and/or oral presentations.

    Examiner

    Rhonda Snook

    E-mail: rhonda.snook@zoologi.su.se

    Tel: +46 8 16 4398

  • 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.

    No mandatory course literature.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor (advanced level)