DescriptionThe aim of this course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of population biology and evolution, which are the foundations for understanding biological phenomena including biological diversity, population fluctuations and extinctions, and interactions among species.
This course builds on knowledge of genetics, evolution and classification acquired in courses in the biology curriculum (BB525, BB531).
The course gives an academic basis for further studies in population biology and evolution, for example in the bachelor or masters project.
In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:
Provide knowledge and understanding of scientific theories, experimental methods and current research topics in biology, and how these are employed in biological discussions.
Structure personal learning.
Provide skills in critically evaluating biological theories, and express, evaluate and solve biological problems.