Marco Roos: email email@example.com
Advanced topics in systematics and biodiversity studies will be introduced and practiced:
• Advanced phylogenetics: application of state of the art computeralgorithms.
• Homology assessment: the reconstruction of character evolution and the role of evo-devo analyses of specific structures.
• Biodiversity information systems: the building of data bases and the possibilities of data mining, e.g. for spatial pattern analyses.
• The development of phylogenomics as an approach in Systems biology, incl. multidisciplinary approaches to understanding adaptive and non-adaptive radiations
• Advanced spatial pattern analyses and historical biogeography: integrative approaches to map and analyze present distributions, reconstruct past distributions, and model possible future distributions; this includes advanced Island Biogeography in relation to conservation aspects, Paleobiogeography and –ecology.
Methods of instruction
Lectures, exercises, literature study, demonstrations.
Written reports, oral presentation.
BSc-course Biodiversity, theory and practice of systematics
Will be sent in due time.
Via regular ways or directly to Peter van Welzen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To provide a theoretical basis for the research applications showcased in “Wealth of the World”: good understanding of concepts of time and space; of collection data, data basing and data mining; of the practice of phylogeny reconstruction; of biogeographic methods and practice; of the integration of paleo/actual data