ECOLOGICAL GENETICS AND EVOLUTION

EEE3EGE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to advanced ecological genetics and evolutionary theory applicable to all forms of life. It covers: (1) the origin, maintenance and distribution of genetic variation in natural populations; (2) evolutionary genetics of speciation and adaption in natural populations; (3) methods and applications of techniques in phylogenetic inference; (4) the application of genomic techniques to ecology and evolution. Workshops will support your learning; if you wish to undertake a hands-on research component you are encouraged to enrol in the sister subject EEE3PRJ which entails a semester long project.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Hoebee

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesGEN2EGE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsGEN3EEG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

A Primer of Ecological Genetics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHartl

Year2011

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherSinauer

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An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBromham

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford

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Evolutionary Analysis

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHerron & Freeman

Year2015

Edition/Volume5th Ed

PublisherPearson

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recall and apply genetic concepts pertinent to ecology and evolution to demonstrate a high degree of understanding of the processes that underpin genetic diversity, biological diversity, and species relationships.
02. Independently develop/create a coherent and accurate scientific literature review to critically evaluate the literature around a key evolutionary topic.
03. Analyse and interpret ecological/evolutionary datasets via hands-on use of genetic databases and analysis programs.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Hoebee

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h computer laboratory every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 31
One 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Week 31 - introduction to lit review

WorkShopWeek: 42 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Week 42 or 43 - drop-in exam workshop

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final 2 hr written exam (word equiv. 2000)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1

Literature review consisting of 2 developmental tasks & final submission (total word equiv. 1500)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2

4 x worksheets, 7.5% each (total word equiv. 900)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3