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.
Students must have a master 1 in biology, ecology or demography, or an equivalent
Anthropology, demography, biology, génétic, écology
- 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.
Samuel Pavard, maître de conférence MNHN
UMR 7206 - Biodémographie humaine
Organisation of the course
Date : 16th-20th of November 2020
Number of hours : 30
Delivery type :
Classroom, teaching resources might be available on the MNHN distance-learning platform.
Course given in English.
Location : à venir
Individual : 300 €
Public sector: 600 €
Private sector : 1200€
Student of PHD student outside the Alliance Sorbonne Université : 150 €
Student of PHD student Sorbonne Université: free
MNHN employees : free