Evolutionary and ecological physiology

Course Code :2008WETOLA
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:50
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Gudrun De Boeck
Raoul Van Damme

3. Course contents *

The course consists in an introduction to the history, the methodology and the current questions of evolutionary physiology. Evolutionary physiology is a recently founded branch of biology that aims to understand the evolutionary origins of today's diversity in physiological responses.
Next students will find out what the results of evolutionary adaptation can be as we discuss some of the marvellous adaptations to extreme environments.