Entom 4700 / BioEE 4800
Lecture Tue and Thur 10:10-11:25. Discussion Wed 10:10-11:00, with a second section TBA each semester.
Offered Odd-Year Spring Semesters - taught 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017
This course focuses on the application of population genetic concepts in ecological or applied contexts. Emphasis is placed on measuring adaptation in natural populations, detecting the effects of population demography, and determining the genetic basis of quantitative traits. Examples are drawn from primary research on animals and plants to illustrate experimental techniques and methods of data analysis on single-gene, multi-locus and genome-wide scales. Enrollment is typically 15-20 students and is a mix of junior and senior undergraduates as well as first- and second-year graduate students.
Prerequisite BioEE 1780 or permission of instructor. Familiarity with genetics and basic statistics is recommended. Satisfies undergraduate major requirements in Entomology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Course overview, syllabus, learning objectives, and discussion section readings from previous semesters (details vary year-to-year).
Student evaluations of previous Ecological Genetics offerings (pdf format; course not offered in 2015)
2017 2013* 2011 2009 2008 2007 2005
*let's hope one person didn't understand the ranking system in 2013