This graduate course in evolutionary biology emphasizes the various evolutionary processes rather than descriptions of states, patterns and the methods to establish them. It covers all levels of biological organization, and temporal and spatial scales. It does so by a conceptual and general approach, although ample reference will be made to well-known organisms and biological system. When appropriate, examples from experimental evolution will be discussed from a theoretical perspective.
The course will be run for 5 days during one week. The course will have elements from genetics (molecular, population, quantitative), ecology, developmental biology and paleontology. There is mathematics, but not beyond basic algebra and simple calculus. The course is explicitly interdisciplinary and synthesizing.
We give the course every year in the autumn. The course will be held in the Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund