Lecturer, 1st Year, Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution. (Undergraduate)
Lecturer, 3rd Year, Biodiversity and Conservation. (Undergraduate)
Lecturer, 3rd year, Evolutionary Biology. (Undergraduate)
Organiser, MRes Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Research. (Postgraduate)
Lecturer, MSc Advanced Methods in Taxonomy & Biodiversity. (Postgraduate)
Organiser, MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. (Postgraduate)
Lecturer, MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. (Postgraduate)
Ecology - LS2-ECO
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.
Evolutionary Biology - LS3-EB
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.
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology - LS3-BCB
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.