W. Chris Funk, Kristen Ruegg
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.
First Meeting: 8/23/2018
Meeting Times: Tentatively Thursdays 12:30-1:30 (subject to change)
Classroom: BIO Bld rm 300
Section Number: 1
Enrollment Limit: 15
Background: Students are required to have an advanced background in population genetics. This is NOT an introductory population genetics/molecular ecology course. BZ 525 Molecular Ecology, BZ 578 Genetics of Natural Populations, or an equivalent course is a required prerequisite. The goal of this discussion group is to delve deeply into papers. Thus, students are expected to already have a firm grasp of population genetics in order to get the most out of the seminar.
Instructor Contact Info:
W. Chris Funk Chris.Funk@colostate.edu 970-491-3289
Kristen Ruegg email@example.com
Previous ECOL 592 course descriptions available on the Past 592 page.