Facing the 6th mass extinction: new tools for biodiversity conservation
The Earth is currently experiencing a large decline in biodiversity caused by human activity. This is known as the Sixth Mass Extinction and its five main drivers are habitat loss, alien species, over-exploitation, pollution ,and climate change. About 86% of
Efforts to preserve biodiversity and halt its decline are crucial if we want to stop the current mass extinction. But first, we need to understand biodiversity in order to protect it. For many centuries, scientists have been using mainly morphological character
Do you want to put yourself in the shoes of an evolutionary biologist?
In this project, you will study the biodiversity of an archipelago, from species identification to their distribution, using cutting-edge genetic, genomic, morphological, geospatial, and bioinformatics tools. You will be tasked with the
With this evolutionary puzzle, you will learn from the ground up how we discover, identify, and classify species in order to protect them, while having the opportunity to have fun as a scientist and
Join us and take part in our project to prevent biodiversity from undergoing the Sixth Mass Extinction!
Evolutionary biology, genomics, phylogenomics,
- To discover the latest molecular biology and genomics tools used in evolutionary biology research.
- To learn about the research behind the conservation of species and the understanding of evolution.
- To develop critical thinking. At the end of the project, students should be able to identify species based on different kinds of samples and to interpret this knowledge to develop biodiversity conservation actions.
Laptop and labcoat