GEN220 Genetic Basis of Biodiversity
Showing course contents for the educational year 2016 - 2017 .
Course responsible: Joachim Manfred Heun
Teachers: Christian Bianchi Strømme
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
Limits of class size:
Minimum of 5 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
The course is divided into 4 main themes: 1) Describe and compare biodiversity 2) Tools for generating phylogenetic trees 3) Explain and validate theories explaining evolution 4) Examples of evolution
Appointments upon request.
Selected chapters from "Biogeography\" by Cox and Moore in combination with selected scientific papers and content of the lectures.
Basic knowledge about evolution.
Students are asked to deliver 2 homework assignments in Fronter.
A three houres written exam.
Structured lectures: 25 hours. Individual student contributions: 275 hours.
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 25 hours.
The external examiner is involved in making the exam questions and the following grading of the exam.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått