On the Master`s programme in Animal Ecology you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations.
You will achieve skills in analysing and understanding how evolutionary and ecological processes form appearance, physiology and behaviour in animals. You will also learn how to analyse costs and benefits of different traits and how these are optimised to form reproductive and survival strategies.
We offer an excellent research environment, particularly in topics such as animal migration, molecular ecology, life history trade-offs, disease resistance in natural populations and host-parasite interactions. You will use modern field and laboratory methods in studies of ecological and evolutionary issues applied on animals in basic research, as well as applied conservation-related research. Special emphasis is on birds as model systems.
Special features of the programme:
- Evolutionary theory applied to ecological problems
- Close connections to research in an international environment
- Integration of theoretical analyses with strong training of laboratory skills and experience in field work
- Testing of evolutionary hypotheses
The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment within many sectors in academia and the public sector. The programme provides you with a solid grounding for PhD studies.
Employment can be found within agencies concerned with environmental protection, education and within academia through research funding.
More information can be found at https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-NABIO-EKZO
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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