jueves, 9 de junio de 2011

Course: Life History Theory

Dear all,

it is my pleasure to announce to you that the following RSEE course is now open for registration for all who are interested: Life History Theory (25 - 30 September 2011, Schiermonnikoog, NL)
Organizers: Prof. Joost Tinbergen (RUG), Prof. Jacques van Alphen (Emeritus RUL)

Aim of the course
Life History Theory deals with species-specific adaptive schemes of the distribution of the reproductive effort over the life of an organism. The general theoretical problem is to predict which combination of traits will evolve under specific conditions. The concepts used are also relevant to study within species variation in life history traits. The one week course aims at giving an overview of the field and will discuss methodology and recent developments.

Contents & Structure
The subject will be worked out on the basis of lectures, case histories, discussion and literature. Attention will be paid to various groups of organisms such as birds, fishes, insects and plants. The contact with current research projects is guaranteed as concrete examples will be treated by scientists working in the field. In poster sessions work and/or plans of the participating students will be discussed with the whole group and we will use computer practicals to illustrate some of the concepts.

For more information on the course program and to register, please check the course website: http://www.rug.nl/biologie/onderzoek/onderzoekscholen/rsee/phdCourses/lifeHistoryTheory

For a general overview of RSEE courses check http://www.rug.nl/biologie/onderzoek/onderzoekScholen/RSEE/phdCourses/courseCalendar

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions regarding this, or other RSEE courses and activities.

Looking forward to welcoming you to one or more of our courses,

Kind regards,
Corine Eising
CEES beleidsmedewerker / PhD coordinator
Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies
University of Groningen