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S06 - Evolutionary ecology

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Biology Master, ENS
Year : 1 (M1)
Semester : 1 (S1)

Course code :


Course name :

Evolutionary ecology

Coordinator :

François MALLARD



Keywords :

Eco-evolutionary feedbacks, life history theory, aging, behavioral ecology, natural selection, sexual selection, ecological interactions, epidemiology

Prerequisites for the course :

Elementary ecology and evolutionary biology, population ecology

Course objectives and description :

This is an intermediate-level course in evolutionary ecology. The course is designed to address the foundational themes of evolutionary ecology and provide adequate preparation for specialized, graduate-level courses. Topics covered in this class include : the origin of phenotypic variation, ecological causes of and constraints on natural selection, and the study of adaptation ; evolution of life history traits, mating strategies and sex-related traits, social behavior (in human and non-human species) ; the ecology and evolution of interactions among species, evolution of symbiosis, and evolution of diseases and resistance.

Assessment / evaluation :

written exam

Course material (hand-outs, online presentation available, …) :

hand-outs, online presentations available

Suggested readings in relationship with the module content (textbook chapters, reviews, articles) :