POPULATION BIOLOGY

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Code
84456
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
5 credits during the 3nd year of 9916 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (L-32) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES)
semester
Annual
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The Population Biology presents different approaches to the study of micro-evolutionary processes in animal populations.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with theoretical and methodological basis for populations evolution analysis. The treated contents of Populations Genetics and Zoogeography both historical-descriptive and applied (e.g. conservation genetic) should lead students to develop critical and analytical capabilities useful for further in-depth research and personal research.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures using power point presentations.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Population and meta-population: general aspects. Populations Genetics. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and its deviations. History of and introduction to Zoogeography. Continental drift and current distribution of ecological conditions (biomes). Ranges definition, description and analysis. Definizione, descrizione e studio degli areali (vicarianza-dispersione). Vicariance. Dispersal. Speciation models. Systematic Biogeography (biogeographical regions, chorological categories).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Conner J.K. & Hartl D.L., 2005. Elementi di genetica ecologica. Piccin, Padova.

Frankham R., Ballou J.D., Briscoe D.A., 2006. Fondamenti di genetica della conservazione. Zanichelli.

Zunino M. & Zullini A., 2004. Biogeografia. La dimensione spaziale dell’evoluzione. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: By appointment (by email).

Exam Board

LORIS GALLI (President)

GIORGIO BAVESTRELLO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures using power point presentations.

Class schedule

POPULATION BIOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral 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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
24/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
07/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
20/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
04/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
18/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto