The course will provide the students with an overview of the theory of thermal adaptation, with a particular emphasis on terrestrial ectotherm animals. The sessions will cover animal thermoregulation, links between temperature and life-history traits, adaptation to anthropogenic climate change, and biogeographical aspects of thermal biology. The practice will explore some of the most used technique to study thermal biology.
The use of genome-scale data in phylogenetics has enabled recent strides in determining the relationships between taxa that are taxonomically problematic because of extensive morphological variation. Here, we employ a phylogenomic approach to infer evolutionary relationships within Ranitomeya (Anura: Dendrobatidae), an Amazonian lineage of poison frogs consisting of 16 species with remarkable diversity in color pattern, range size, and parental care behavior. Leer más.