EEB 414 - Molecular Approaches in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 171 & 172/174 & 173, OR BIOLOGY 195 & 173, OR Graduate Student Standing.
Advisory Prerequisites:
EEB 390 (Evolution) and BIOLOGY 305 (Genetics).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Advances in molecular techniques during the past decades have revolutionized biology. It is thus critical that all biologists are aware of these approaches and the opportunities that they provide. The proposed course affords students with hands-on and lecture-based training in essential laboratory techniques for generating data that can be used to address themes in ecology and evolutionary biology. Laboratory sessions are centered on a class project in which students ultimately obtain DNA sequences of several gene regions from multiple specimens to examine patterns of genetic variation for use in phylogeographic, phylogenetic, and molecular evolutionary analyses. Lectures provide the rationale, history, and background of the laboratory approaches used in the lab sessions and a discourse on the availability and appropriate choice of molecular approach given the system or questions that are being explored. Assignments are carefully chosen to broaden students' understanding of the diversity of approaches that can be used to obtain molecular data and the diverse array of applications of these data for testing hypotheses in ecology and evolutionary biology. A term paper that is written in the form of a proposal is assigned for students to apply what they've learned to address issues in topics or systems that they find attractive.

Course Requirements:

Course grades will be determined based on attendance/participation in the classroom and lab sessions (50% of grade) and performance on assignments (20% of grade) and the assigned term paper (30% of grade)

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students who are in their third or fourth year; Graduate students

Class Format:

The class will meet during the second half of each fall semester and will consist of a 2-hour weekly lecture session, 4-hours weekly lab session and open lab times.

EEB 414 - Molecular Approaches in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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001 (LEC)
M 8:00AM - 10:00AM
F 8:00AM - 12:00PM
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