Feb 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 4110 - Conservation Genetics (3)

When Offered: Fall
This course will develop the conceptual basis as well as the analytical skills needed to investigate population genetics of rare species. This sub-discipline of genetics offers many valuable approaches to understanding evolutionary histories of rare species that can be used to help direct conservation efforts. Concepts will include: micro-evolutionary processes, population sub-division, effective population size, conservation units, genetic identity, and genetic threats such as hybridization and inbreeding depression.  Analytical skills will include: genotyping raw data and population level statistics (heterozygosity, Fst, and STRUCTURE).
Prerequisites: BIO 2012  and BIO 2400  or equivalent courses, senior standing, or permission of instructor.