ECOLOGICAL GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Hoebee
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
A Primer of Ecological Genetics
An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics
AuthorHerron & Freeman
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Hoebee
Computer LaboratoryWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 hours 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 hour 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 hours 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 hours 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
Final 2 hr written exam (word equiv. 2000)
Literature review consisting of 2 developmental tasks & final submission (total word equiv. 1500)
4 x worksheets, 7.5% each (total word equiv. 900)