EEB 490 - Evolution at the Population Level
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
MATH 115.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Other Course Info:
May be used to satisfy an elective requirement in several biology majors and minors.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will systematically treat the foundations of population genetics. First, the five factors affecting dynamics of within-population genetic variability will be introduced: mutation, selection, mode of reproduction, population structure, and genetic drift. After this, we will consider interactions of these factors and will discuss applications of formal models to understanding processes in real populations. An inverse problem of inferring parameters of mutation, selection, and drift from the dynamics of a population will be addressed briefly. Finally, we will review quantitative genetics and the issue of evolution of the basic properties of populations, such as mutation rates and modes of reproduction.

Course Requirements:

Evaluation will be based on quizzes, six assignments and one term paper.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for students in their junior or senior year, and other qualified and interested students are welcome.

Class Format:

There are two lectures per week at 1-1/2 hour each.


EEB 490 - Evolution at the Population Level
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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