Imperial College London

ProfessorTimothyBarraclough

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Professor of Evolutionary Biology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2247t.barraclough Website

 
 
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Location

 

N2.4Silwood ParkSilwood Park

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Summary

 

Evolutionary Biology - LS3-EB

Aims

To provide an overview of selected topics in Evolutionary Biology, focusing on Natural Selection and Evolutionary Genetics. The course does not cover Earth History, including the fossil record. 

Role

Lecturer

Biodiversity and Conservation Biology - LS3-BCB

Aims

The first half of the course will provide an overview of what biodiversity is and how large-scale patterns in biodiversity have arisen, mainly from an evolutionary perspective.  This part of the course will be taught through a mixture of lectures and computer-based practicals involving simulation and statistical analysis; these practicals use R, and provide a refresher that should be of use prior to that start of Honours projects.  The second half looks at how biological knowledge and theory can be used to help conserve biodiversity in the face of human activities.  This half of the course includes detailed examination of several currently active research areas and with case studies from a range of taxa and habitats, permitting assessment of theory’s usefulness to conservation.

Role

Lecturer

Ecology - LS2-ECO

Aims

This course will expose students to the broad diversity of approaches and topics in modern ecology. Major aims are to understand: (a) key ecological issues at different organisational levels: from individuals and populations to communities and ecosystems; (b) the importance of evolutionary and taxonomic insights in ecology; (c) the range of theories that explain how diversity is maintained.

Role

Lecturer