12 October, 2012
*ENS de Lyon, Biological resources and biodiversity, June 3-14, 2013.
*/A course across disciplinary boundaries: ecology, evolution, economy, legal sciences and natural resources security /*that we run as a 2 weeks course system, including seminars, workshops and students’ personal work (worth 6 credits). In addition, a 2-day field trip is programmed over the central week-end.**
The interdisciplinarity of the course makes it ideal for student from various backgrounds. Evolution / adaptation processes are central to the course and are covered from molecular to ecosystem levels in the spirit of “eco-evo-devo”.
The registered students must have a master- or PhD level.
The Financial aspect : free course ; out-coming students need tosort out housing reservations and costs.
Registration deadline: November 10, 2012
Logistic and academic infos through the website (see below) and by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Course description*: This advanced course provides a state-of-the-art knowledge on the conceptual and methodological advances in the field of */bio-resources/**. /Biodiversity/*//is considered as a dynamic driver and marker of bio-resource systems in a highly anthropized biosphere. … In order to understand how evolution is producing such an astonishing adaptive diversity through */co-evolutionary/* processes, a variety of tools presently available are being used to evaluate the underlying functions and to decipher the mechanisms at work at various scales of organization, such as */molecular, organismic, population and ecosystemic/*. In parallel, the issue of agriculture is discussed,…. This makes it possible to evaluate the environmental costs of human activities and integrate them in economic and political decisions. In such a new frame of thinking, a series of resources might acquire increased monetary and social values, i.e. become */public goods/*.