Number of ECTS:
1 - Understand the contribution of taxonomy
2 - Understand and apply basic taxonomic concepts
3 - Know the types of taxonomic characters and their infra and interspecific variation
4 - Know the various species concepts and their application
5 - Know the speciation mechanisms and their application
6 - Compare the advantages and disadvantages of molecular systematics
7 - Know the fundamentals of taxonomic classification and phylogenetic analyses
8 - Apply the basic principles of biological nomenclature
9 - Know the taxonomic literature and to use bibliographic resources
10 - Know the conservation methods, types of collections and their importance for science and society
11 - Apply the main cyberinfrastructures and recent digital technologies
12 - Observe, record, describe, compare, and make inferences in a scientific manner
13 - Express fluently, with diverse and specific vocabulary area
14 - Analysis and synthesis
15 - Critical thinking and organizing ideas
16 - Valuing systematics and their contribution to biology
1 - Introduction to Biossystematics
2 - Taxonomic characters
3 - Character variation analysis
4 - The concept of species and its application
5 - Speciation and taxonomic decisions
6 - Infraspecific variation
7 - Molecular systematics
8 - Classification and phylogeny
9 - Nomenclature and codes
10 - Cybertaxonomy
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Assesssment methods and criteria:
Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)
Lessons of Laboratory Practice (PL): It will observed examples of the themes developed in the various chapters through the use live or preserved specimens, biological models and microscopic preparations. Fieldwork: will allow the collection of data, the identification, observation of behavior, distribution and ecology and collecting live animals. Some will be taken to the laboratory and will be the subject of more detailed studies on PL lessons. The group works will be devoted to the analysis and discussion of publications, undertaking work on phylogeny, interpretation of nomenclature and taxonomic literature, checklists, etc. Assessment: Written exam (50%), 1 Practical Group Work (50%). The assignment can be recovered but not the work.