Detailed information about the course
Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps
17-23 June 2017
Prof. Tadeusz Kawecki, University of Lausanne (CH)
Prof. Lynda Delph, Indiana University Bloomington (US)
Prof. Curt Lively, Indiana University Bloomington (US)
Prof. Sergio Rasmann, University of Neuchâtel (CH)
Prof. Noah Whiteman, University of California Berkely (US)
This workshop, based on a concept developed by Steve Stearns and John Maynard Smith, takes place in hotel Kurhaus at the mountain village of Arolla in Swiss Alps", which will allow you to focus while being able to enjoy the landscape and the Alpine flora.
The main goals of this course are to develop the following skills:
• turning a general idea into a research project
It is you, the students, who will be in charge in this course.
You will be divided in groups of 4-5 students. In those groups, you will work on your ideas. You, as a group, will decide what the important questions in broadly defined evolutionary biology are, you will choose one, and attempt to develop a research proposal that will address it. The faculty will visit the groups during the discussions to answer your questions, provide coaching and give you feedback on your projects, but they will generally take the back seat. Additionally, the faculty will give informal talks about their research and be available for informal discussion with individual students. At the end you will present your projects to other participants, we will have a party and go home.
Target participants: advanced Master students and PhD students.
Villa Cassel, Riederald
Full attendance and active participation
For scientific information:
Tadeusz J. Kawecki
PhD students of the DPEE: free. Please note that a guarantee of 150 CHF will be asked to PhD students of the DPEE. This guarantee will be given back after the workshop.
External students: 490 CHF
The registration fees covered full board from Saturday evening to Friday morning (6 nights).
Students in the Masters program in Behavior, Evolution & Conservation at Lausanne University: 120
Send a single file (pdf or rtf) containing a short motivation letter, a cv and the name of your scientific advisor to caroline.betto-colliard(at)unil.ch.
|Deadline for registration||19.04.2017|