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Fall 2018-2019
* EEB 309   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Evolutionary Biology

Bridgett M. vonHoldt

All life on Earth has, and continues to, evolve. This course will explore evolution within two frameworks: conservation genetics and species interactions. In the first half of the course, we will explore fundamental processes that work together to shape biodiversity and viability, both at the organismal and molecular levels. We then will examine how species interactions can be the driver of change, from sexual selection to predation and pathogens. Overall, this course will provide you with the basic tools to understand how evolution continues to shape contemporary ecological and the phenotypic traits we observe on our planet.

Sample reading list:
Bergtrom and Dugatkin, Evolution, 2nd edition
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
About 50 pages of reading a week. There will be two midterm exams, each worth 25%.

Mid Term Exam - 50%
Final Exam - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EEB 211 and any course in molecular biology or equivalent (e.g. 214 or 215).

Other information:
This course is required junior year for all EEB majors.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21097 L01 08:30:00 am - 09:50:00 am M W        Enrolled:63 Limit:60 Closed
21098 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th        Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed
21099 P02 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:10 Limit:15
22633 P03 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:10 Limit:15
22634 P04 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
22635 P99 TBA        Enrolled:12 Limit:30