We teach two courses on an annual basis and one course every two or three years.
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This course is organized by Mauro Galetti, Marco A. Pizo, Wesley R. Silva and Pedro Jordano and runs every year. The course is built mainly for Master or PhD’ students willing to learn the theory behind the interactions of animals and fruits. Based on lectures from 9 AM to 5 PM, we summarize all information from the field: from dispersal syndromes, to network studies, landscape genetics, and animal behavior.
This course is biannually and is organized by Mauro Galetti, Marco A. Pizo, Wesley R. Silva and Pedro Jordano. The course is based on field work activities which encompass distinct aspects of frugivory and seed dispersal studies. Along the four or five days in the field (usually Ilha do Cardoso or Intervales State Parks ), the students will learn how to study the interactions between plants and animals, how to do design experiments, analyze data etc.
This course is offered annually and is primarily taught by Marina C. Côrtes. Landscape genetics is a relatively new field of study and especially incipient in Brazil. It integrates concepts and methods of landscape ecology and population genetics to understand the effect of spatial configuration and composition of landscape elements on the spatial variation of genetic diversity and structure at different scales. The course is designed to provide students the theory consolidating the field of study and analytical tools for analyzing genetic and spatial data, mainly using the software R.