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Degree number of credits: 60

Compulsory credits: ------

Elective credits: 48

Final project: 12

Degree code: 2148

Years: 1

Teaching type: face-to-face

Knowledge branch: Sciences

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Places available for new students: 40

Minimum number of enrolment credits per student: 36

Price per credit
[2023-2024 academic year]:
35,34 €

Management Centre: Faculty of Biological Sciences

Languages used in class: Spanish and English

Participating Universities: University of Valencia

Academic Coordinating Committee: Francisco Javier Aznar Avedaño (Director)
Javier Armengol Díaz
Héctor Botella Sevilla
Maria del Mar Ferrer Suay
Miguel Guara Requena
Raquel Ortells Bañeres
Mónica Giménez Monleón (PAS)

Academic, scientific or professional interest: Biodiversity is a polysemous concept that encompasses diverse aspects at different biological scales. The current proposal has as its goal the multidisciplinary training of postgraduates with sufficient ability to face the political and social demand of experts in this area. One of the basic scientific concepts is the need for realistic strategies for knowing, measuring, to compile and inventory, and to preserve and manage biodiversity, just as it was defined by the Rio Conference in 1992. For a proper understanding of the aspects related to biodiversity, evolutionary biology is essential, discipline that studies the origin, change over time and persistence of genes, biological functions, individuals, species, supraspecific taxa and interacting populations of living beings. Additionally, knowledge on the genetic, geographical, historical and ecological processes and factors, among others, that play a role on the evolution, adaptation and diversity of living beings are needed in this field. Developments in molecular biology, the application of new modelling and instrumentation techniques and the expansion of computational approaches have bring about an increase in the number of evolutionary studies in all the biological organisation levels.

PhD programme linked to this Master’s programme: Biodiversity

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