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ZOOL410 Evolutionary Genetics

Contemporary issues in evolutionary genetics. Species concepts, modes of speciation, phylogenetics, defining genetics units for conservation, and the identification and conservation value of hybrids.

Paper title Evolutionary Genetics
Paper code ZOOL410
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,256.92
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

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Contact
zoology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Jon Waters
Professor Graham Wallis
Dr Martyn Kennedy
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is divided into three sections:
  • The first section (Prof Waters) explores phylogenetic and genomic approaches to the study of evolutionary and biogeographic processes below the species level
  • The second section (Dr Kennedy) focuses on a detailed phylogenetic analysis of multiple data types
  • The final section (Prof Wallis) explores the application of genetic approaches to the study of species concepts, speciation and natural selection
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes
Learning Outcomes
  • Evolutionary Genetics students will have an understanding of key concepts and current topics and approaches in evolutionary genetics
  • Students will be able to gather and analyse phylogenetic data and interpret these in an evolutionary context
  • Above all, students will have an ability to apply critical thinking and scientific rigour to the interpretation of evolutionary genetic data

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Contemporary issues in evolutionary genetics. Species concepts, modes of speciation, phylogenetics, defining genetics units for conservation, and the identification and conservation value of hybrids.

Paper title Evolutionary Genetics
Paper code ZOOL410
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,282.09
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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Contact
zoology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Jon Waters
Professor Graham Wallis
Dr Martyn Kennedy
Dr Nic Rawlence
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is divided into four sections:
  • The first section (Prof Waters) explores phylogenetic and genomic approaches to the study of evolutionary and biogeographic processes below the species level
  • The second section (Dr Kennedy) focuses on a detailed phylogenetic analysis of multiple data types
  • The third section (Dr Rawlence) explores ancient DNA approaches to the study of evolutionary and biogeographic processes
  • The final section (Prof Wallis) explores the application of genetic approaches to the study of species concepts, speciation and natural selection
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Evolutionary Genetics students will have an understanding of key concepts and current topics and approaches in evolutionary genetics
  • Students will be able to gather and analyse phylogenetic data and interpret these in an evolutionary context
  • Above all, students will have an ability to apply critical thinking and scientific rigour to the interpretation of evolutionary genetic data

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41