Population and Conservation Genomics

W. Chris Funk

Description:Recent advances in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics are revolutionizing population and conservation genetics. Population genomics is the study of numerous loci to understand the roles of evolutionary processes (genetic drift, gene flow, selection, and mutation) that shape variation across genomes and populations. Conservation genomics is the application of genomics to address questions important in conservation and management. This course will focus on the growing literature in these related fields. The course format will be student-led discussion of the literature, with the goal of understanding the promise, limitations, and most exciting opportunities for using genomic approaches to address basic evolutionary and ecological questions as well as applied questions in conservation and management.

Section: 3
Credits: 1
Restrictions: Prerequisite: BZ 525 Molecular Ecology or BZ 578 Genetics of Natural Populations (or concurrent registration) or permission of instructor.
First Meeting: 8/29/2013
Meeting Times: Thurs 12-1PM
Classroom: TBA
CRN: 60170
Cross Listed: NA
Enrollment Limit: 15
Background: Must have an advanced background in population genetics
Course Text: NA
Instructor Contact Info:
      W. Chris Funk Chris.Funk@colostate.edu 970-491-3289