Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Adaptive dynamics 10 Cr Lecture Course 13.1.2020 - 30.4.2020
Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Adaptive dynamics 10 Cr Lecture Course 15.1.2018 - 30.4.2018

Target group

Optional course.

Master's Programme in Mathematics and Statistics is responsible for the course.

The course belongs to the Mathematics and Applied mathematics module.

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

Prerequisites

Ordinary differential equations

Learning outcomes

Modelling evolution by natural selection as derived from possibly complex ecological interactions. Familiarity with the mathematical theory of adaptive dynamics and practice in its application to various biological problems.

Timing

Recommended time/stage of studies for completion: 1. or 2. year

Term/teaching period when the course will be offered: varying

Contents

Adaptive dynamics is a modern mathematical framework to model evolution by natural selection, where selection derives from (possibly complex) ecological interactions between the individuals. The course contains the methods and theorems of adaptive dynamics as well as a number of applications to concrete biological problems.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Lectures and exercise classes; individual project with written report and oral presentation of the results

Assessment practices and criteria

Individual project (written report and presentation), Course will be graded with grades 1-5

Completion methods

Individual project