To provide students with theoretical and empirical knowledge on the evolution of growth, reproduction and survival in humans.
To understand how human societies have incorporated genetic, biological and behavioural traits into the construction of their social organizations.
- Population biology and Life-history theory – Diversity of the life-cycles, main concepts in ecology and population biology; measures and models in population dynamics and evolution.
- Human life-history and demography – Humans amongst mammals and primates; human demographic history.
- Infancy and childhood – Biological, behavioral and cultural determinants of mortality and growth; early life effects.
- Adult reproductive life – Adolescence, mating choices, marriage practices; males and females fertility and fecundity; evolution of menopause and andropause.
- Old ages and senescence – Aging in modern population; ecology, genetic and biology of aging; evolutionary theory of senescence; allelic spectrum of old age diseases in humans.
Students must have a master 1 in biology, ecology or demography, or an equivalent
Samuel Pavard, Maître de conférences MNHN - UMR 7206 - Biodémographie humaine
Anthropology, demography, biology, génétic, écology
Date : 15th-19th November 2021
Number of hours : 30
Delivery type :
Classroom, teaching resources might be available on the MNHN distance-learning platform.
Course given in English.
Location : Musée de l'Homme - Salle Leroi-Gourhan
Individual : 300 €
Public sector: 600 €
Private sector : 1200€
Students : free
MNHN employees : free
Contact et inscription
Registration are close (3 weeks before the start of the course).
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