Doctorado en sistemática y biodiversidad

Area

natural Sciences

Sub-Discipline

Other Natural Sciences

Universidad de Concepción

University of Concepcion

  • City: Concepcion,
  • Commune: Concepción,
  • Region: Biobío
goals

General objective:
TRAIN SCIENTISTS CAPABLE OF LEADING AND DEVELOPING FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH IN BIODIVERSITY BASED ON PHILOGENETIC SYSTEMATICS, EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL AND FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, INTEGRATING THEORY AND APPROACHES OF TRANSVERSAL USE OF BIODIVERSITY, CONSIDERATION OF TRANSVERSAL BIODIVERSITY ORGANIZATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE TRANSVERSAL USE OF BIODIVERSITY AND CONSIDERATION OF BIODIVERSITY.

Specific objectives:
- To train scientists who master the theory and transversal methodological approaches of phylogenetic systematics for the analysis and understanding of biodiversity, from a comparative point of view.
- To train scientists capable of investigating in an autonomous and original way functional traits that determine the distribution and abundance of species and their spatial and temporal changes on an ecological and evolutionary scale, with a view to their application in conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity.
- Develop, apply and disseminate scientific knowledge, promoting collaborative work that allows them to strengthen interdisciplinary research, as a fundamental element for the conservation of biodiversity, a central issue for the future development of society.

Applicant Profile

The applicant must have demonstrable basic scientific training in at least one of the three lines of research of the program, which allows them to have a scientific vision of the origin and spatio-temporal dynamics of biodiversity and its sustainable use. Specifically, it is expected to be able to:

- Synthesize relevant ideas for your basic research on biodiversity. Which is evaluated in the first part of the admission exam with general questions associated with the research lines of the program.
- Apply a disciplinary theoretical framework on problems of biodiversity. Which is evaluated in the second part of the admission exam with the proposal of a project by the applicant.
- Bring the theoretical context or ideas associated with their research to different fields and study models. Which is evaluated in the first part of the admission exam with general questions associated with the research lines of the program and in the personal interview.
- Recognize their gaps in knowledge and be willing to improve it. Which is evaluated in the personal interview.

Graduate profile

Graduated with a strong scientific training in the study of the origin and spatio-temporal dynamics of biodiversity, with management of analysis and communication tools capable of contributing to the generation of new knowledge that allows understanding and explaining natural systems and their continuous interaction with the human dimension.
Specifically, it is expected to train Doctors who achieve:
- Generate and apply knowledge in the research lines of the program, recognizing new concepts and hypotheses that allow identifying gaps in the understanding of Biodiversity and addressing them through different methodological routes and critical analysis of the literature.
- Integrate the research lines of the program to model the spatio-temporal dimensions of biodiversity, and in this way strengthen the formulation and management of research projects based on teamwork and interdisciplinary study.
- Recognize and examine the importance of biodiversity conservation for the sustainable development of society.
- Communicate and disseminate your research and results in mainstream journals (ISI, WOS), specialized circles and the community in which it is inserted.
- Characterize and examine Biodiversity combining observational, experimental and comparative approaches with the theoretical and applied development of concepts and techniques from the biological sciences.
- Identify and integrate the contribution of scientific collections as the basis of Systematic Phylogenetic knowledge of biodiversity, valuing its heritage contribution and the need for continuous development for research.

Lines of investigation

- Phylogenetic Systematics and Evolutionary Biology
- Physiological and functional ecology
- Biodiversity and Biological Conservation