Slides (cover the first half of each lecture, the second half is developed on the blackboard)
Choose the topic of your essay and email your choice to me. Each participant must have a different project (first come, first served).
Projects already chosen: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
In addition to the exam, one needs to submit an essay and a learning diary to complete the course.
The exam is a 2h written exam organized after the course. The essay is an individual project, in which one typically reads 2-3 research papers and writes up the conclusions in ca 5 pages, placing them in the context of the course material. The learning diary is a personal summary of the modelling modules from each lecture (more below). The essay is due 31 January 2019 (extensions possible). Please email the learning diary of each week by the evening of the Monday after.
The final grade is a combination of the exam (70%), the essay (15%) and the learning diary (15%). Submitting the essay and the learning diary is a condition for completing the course. For the learning diary, please contact me in case you have to miss lectures.
MORE ON THE LEARNING DIARY:
The learning diary should be just a brief summary of the results we got (equations welcome, also if handwritten, but no need to send back everything) with some annotation of what you think of it (why are we doing this? what do we learn from this result? does it connect to something you are interested in? anything you disagree with? for example, a model assumption you would be interested to relax and generalize, why? was anything different than what you had thought? surprising? or to the contrary, the result is what we would expect, why? and anything like). In other words, the diary is what you summarize for yourself for the future, with some notes from your own (just some, not everything I listed :) ). The best comments are those that help you to fit the models with something you know or think about yourself, then the comments help to remember the modelling.
EXAM DATES (choose one):
Monday 17 December 10-12 in BK3, room 6602
Thursday 20 December 14-16 in BK3, room 6602
if neither is good for you (or you wish to re-take the exam later), please contact me by email
Population genetics or a course that contains the elements of population genetics
An overview on contemporary research in speciation; influential case studies in speciation research; modelling speciation
Exams: 17.12. and 20.12.
The origin of species is a key question in evolutionary biology. This course reviews our current knowledge on speciation including recent major advances. We take a combined view of empirical and theoretical research, but penetrate theory at greater depth by investigating influential models of speciation.
Contact teaching; completion by a written exam (70%) plus independent study written up as an essay (30%)
0-5, exam and take-home essay project
Teaching in English
Replaces the former course 523119 Speciation theory 4 cr.