EVOLUTIONARY ZOOLOGY

EVOLUTIONARY ZOOLOGY

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Code
84435
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
11 credits during the 2nd year of 9916 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (L-32) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/05
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES)
semester
Annual
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of evolutionary zoology deepens the morphological and anatomical adaptations of animals to the different terrestrial environments.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with the basis on the morphological, anatomical and ethological of terrestrial Arthropoda (Arachnida, Miriapoda and Hexapoda) and Tetrapoda. The morphological evolutionary approach, related to the genetic-molecular one, should enable students to develop critical and analytical skills, which are useful for future investigation and personal research.

Teaching methods

Lectures using power point presentations; discussion of cases taken from recent scientific literature; identification in the field of terrestrial animals.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Mod 1 - Arachnida, Miriapoda (Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Pauropoda and Symphila) and Hexapoda: systematics and analysis of anatomy, morphology, life cycles and eco-ethology from an evolutionary point of view.

Mod 2 - Tetrapoda: systematics and analysis of anatomy, morphology, life cycles and eco-ethology from an evolutionary point of view.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment (by email).

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures using power point presentations; discussion of cases taken from recent scientific literature; identification in the field of terrestrial animals.

ORARI

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EVOLUTIONARY ZOOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

Written exam: open-ended questions.

Assessment methods

Written exam. The exam is aimed at assessing the knowledge of the fundamental elements of the subject, the ability to link the various topics and the mastery of the applicative aspects.