The course aims at teaching the students the basics to analyse natural populations and their dynamics. The study of the genetic structure of populations are of fundamental importance to understand diversification, speciation and evolution of all living species. Moreover, the analysis of biodiversity and its distribution within and among populations is fundamental to show examples and strategies which could be applied in nature conservation programs.
Expected learning outcomes
The student is going to acquire in-depth methodological and technical knowledge for the biological analysis. The scientific method of investigation acquired, focused on the study of natural populations and their conservation, will be fundamental for planning activities and during the acquisition and analysis of data, as well as for the interpretation of results.
Lesson period: First semester
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