ENTOM 4700

ENTOM 4700

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Ecological Genetics focuses on the application of population genetic concepts in ecological contexts, with emphases on measuring adaptation in natural populations, detecting the effects of population demography, and determining the genetic basis of quantitative traits. Illustrative examples will be drawn from the primary research literature to demonstrate experimental techniques and methods of data analysis on single-gene, multi-locus and genome-wide scales.

When Offered Spring (offered in odd-numbered years only).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOEE 1780. Recommended prerequisite: introductory course in genetics and/or statistics. Permission of instructor required if prerequisite(s) are not met.

Outcomes
  • Students will be able to apply and test basic models of genetic evolution to real biological scenarios, guided by case examples from the primary scientific literature as well as the lecture-based presentations of abstract concepts.
  • Students will be able to apply analytical tests to empirical data sets and draw statistically robust conclusions.
  • Students will be able to interpret data and results in a broader context to reach plausible biological conclusions. Students will employ "scientific thinking" to solve problems that mirror real-life experimental scenarios.

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOEE 4800

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16799ENTOM 4700  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lazzaro, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16800ENTOM 4700  DIS 201

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lazzaro, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16801ENTOM 4700  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: BIOEE 1780. Recommended prerequisite: introductory course in genetics and/or statistics.