I would like to call your attention to the postgraduate course on Island Biogeography that will be held in Lisbon (Portugal), between the 22nd and the 26th of February 2016.
For more information please contact Ana Santos ([email protected])
Teachers: Ana M. C. Santos (coordinator; MNCN – Madrid), Luis Borda de Água (CIBIO-Lisboa), Joaquín Hortal (MNCN – Madrid), Sofia Gabriel (CESAM).
Objectives: This course introduces the field of island biogeography, a discipline that has long influenced other research areas such as macroecology, community ecology, evolution and conservation biology. This course covers the main aspects of island biogeography, and on completion of the course the students shall have acquired knowledge and understanding on:
1) Ecological/evolutionary theories developed from studies on islands, and its applications in other research areas.
2) Processes that occur during and after island colonization, that shape island community characteristics.
3) Island evolutionary processes.
4) Applications of island biogeography to conservation biology
Calendar: February 22-26, 2016
Duration: 36 hours
Schedule: 9h-13h and 14h-17h, monday-thursday; 9h-13h and 14h-18h friday
Location: Departamento de Biologia Animal, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Nº (min, max) students: 5-20
Minimal formation of students: “Licenciatura” (bachelor) in Biology, Geography or related areas.
Fee: free for 1st year PhD students in the Doctoral programme in Biology (FCUL), Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (UL; UP) and Biology and Ecology of Global Changes (UL, UA); 20 € for PhD students from institutions of the PEERS network (Ce3C, CFE); 100 € for FCUL Master students and unemployed; 150 € for BTI, BI and other PhD students; 200 € for Professionals and postdocs.
Deadline for applications: January 25th, 2016
Candidates should send a short CV and motivation letter explaining why they are interested in the course, also including a brief description of their research projects (if applicable). Send all information and requests to Ana M. C. Santos ([email protected]).
This course can have a recognition of 6 ECTs for FCUL PhD students enrolling in it as part of their first doctoral year. For students only requiring 5 ECTs recognized in their specific PhD programmes the last 6 hours of the course are not mandatory and the certificate will be on ‘Topics in Island Biogeography’.
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