TIGP Signature Course-Ecology Masterclass@Taiwan
Next-generation mentality and knowledge for conservation
The aim of this course is to study the ecology of unique habitats in Taiwan and use modern technology, including NGS and Oxford Nanopore sequencing, to test some ecological hypotheses in these habitats. The students will have both theoretical and hands-on training for the entire experimental pipeline: ecological fundamentals, hypothesis testing, field training, molecular biology for genomics analysis, bioinformatics, data analysis and statistical testing, and scientific manuscript writing. A semester course, in contrast to a shorter workshop format, allows students to digest all the information and conduct both the wet and dry experiments on real (not mock) samples, ideally producing a bona fide manuscript.