Ecology, Evolutn & Marine Biol
EEMB 7102: Seminar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Seminar - 2 credits
- Offers an overview of major concepts in the fields of ecology and evolution and how these concepts can be synthesized under a common framework.
- The first half of the course is organized according to major areas of evolutionary biology, from quantitative genetics to population genetics and phylogenetics and their synthesis.
- Quantitative genetics, population genetics, and phylogenetics have been historically separate fields and have only recently been synthesized through genomics.
- Note that quantitative genetics is a field that studies the evolution of phenotypes and requires no genetic information.
- The second half of the course introduces major concepts in ecology and is designed to introduce students to the major historical underpinnings of community ecology so as to understand the utility (or lack thereof) of these concepts for modern ecology.
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