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300070 VO Evolutionary biology of amphibians (2018W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wed 13:15-14:45, Seminarraum 3, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14
Start: 03.10.2018 (no lecture on 31 October.)

Wednesday 03.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 10.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 17.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 24.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 07.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 14.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 21.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 28.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 05.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 12.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 09.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 16.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 23.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 30.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Diversity of amphibians and their life cycles. Phylogeny of the Amphibia. Mating systems and sexual selection. Oviposition strategies, embryonic development. Larval development, phenotypic plasticity. Paedomorphosis. Dispersal, gene flow, metapopulations. Speciation and hybridization, hybridogenesis, gynogenesis.

Aims: Knowledge of the complex life cycles of amphibians; reflection on the relationship of observation, theory and experiment in evolutionary biology; understanding the importance of mesocosm experiments in population ecology;
comprehension of connections among genetic and ecological aspects of population divergence and speciation.

Lecture course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Carroll, R. (2009). The Rise of Amphibians. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
Wells, K.D. (2007). The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians. The University of Chicago Press.

Association in the course directory

MZO W-2, UF BU 10

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