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300003 VO Island biology Biogeography (2012W)

Island biology Biogeography and evolutionary processes on islands

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

VO findet FR 10.30-12.30 Uhr im COSB Seminarraum statt, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien, 2. Ebene, 2.Spange Raum Nr. 2.022
FR 30.11.2012
FR 07.12.2012
FR 14.12.2012
FR 11.01.2013
FR 18.01.2013

Informationen: http://www.univie.ac.at/inselbiologie/



Aims, contents and method of the course

Islands are the field laboratories for evolutionists. The lecture will lead you through facts and patterns of distribution of species and evolutionary processes on islands. Natural and sexual selection, drift and gene flow, adaptive radiation, hybridisation and maintenance of polymorphism will be discussed to understand the evolution of genetic, morphological and behavioural traits on islands, which are the hotspots of biodiversity worldwide.
I will give many examples and the lecture will cover the following topics 1) theory of island biogeography, 2) population dynamics on islands, 3) speciation, 4) extinction, 5) human impact on island systems, 6) habitat degradation, invasive species and 7) island theory/conservation.

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Association in the course directory

B-BPB 7, BPB 7,B-BAN 9, B-BMG 11, B-BMB 10, B-BOE 11, B-BPF 8, B-BZO 11 ,MEV W-1

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